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Ventura expecting to give Reed a rest Saturday

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Ventura expecting to give Reed a rest Saturday

Robin Venturas preference would be to stay away from using closer Addison Reed on Saturday afternoon if possible.

The White Sox rookie closer earned a save on Friday night as he made an appearance in his third straight game.

It's the second time Reed, who has 13 saves this season, has appeared in three games in three days this season. He also pitched in three straight against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 22-24.

Over the last 15 days, Reed has appeared in eight games. Hes 1-0 with five saves during the stretch.

If I can stay away from Addison today, I definitely would, Ventura said. Hes pitched a lot lately. We do keep track of that. (Pitching coach Don Cooper) is on it a little more than I am, but we talk about that kind of stuff all the time. If we can stay away from Addison, we would.

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.