Via Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, here's the White Sox starting lineup for today's spring training contest against Albert Pujols and the Angels:
1. De Aza CF
2. Beckham 2B
3. Dunn 1B
4. Viciedo LF
5. Fukudome RF
6. Flowers C
7. Gallagher DH
8. Lillibridge 3B
9. Escobar SS
It's interesting to see Lillibridge play third for the second straight day -- he was subbed in for Brent Morel Monday -- given he's only played 17 major-league innings at that position in his career. But then again, it's not like the White Sox aren't managed by one of the better defensive third basemen of the last few decades or anything.
Beckham hitting second is more by necessity than anything else, although Lillibridge could probably handle the spot when it comes to games that count.
What to watch for today (2:05 p.m., MLB.tv; tape delayed on MLB Network at 1 a.m.): John Danks vs. Albert Pujols. That'll be fun.
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