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Trayce Thompson makes MLB debut in White Sox loss

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Trayce Thompson makes MLB debut in White Sox loss

With his first start expected to come Wednesday, Trayce Thompson got his feet wet on Tuesday night.

The White Sox outfielder made his major league debut in an 11-3 loss, striking out in a pinch-hit at-bat in the seventh inning. Playing in front of his family, Thompson took over in center field for Adam Eaton and finished the game.

Prior to Tuesday’s contest, White Sox manager Robin Ventura suggested Thompson could start in Wednesday’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays against right-hander Erasmo Ramirez.

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“I was more calm than I thought I’d be,” Thompson said. “Every game I always feel anxious to start every single game. Doesn’t matter if I’m playing in rookie ball or the big leagues.

“I wasn’t too nervous, I was thinking a lot about my mom, all the sacrifices she made to get me here. I looked up at them in the stands just to see what they were doing once I got on deck. I was just trying to focus andjust play the game. It’s the baseball. The lights are just a little brighter, and that’s about it.”

With word of his promotion given on Saturday, Thompson’s family had enough time to travel to Chicago to see him play. Thompson didn’t appear in Monday’s game, and his family arrived just prior to first pitch. The youngest of three boys, Thompson said he and his family planned to get dinner after Monday’s game only to learn that his older brothers, Mychel and Klay, both of whom have played in the NBA, “crushed some nachos,” Trayce Thompson said.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.