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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

The White Sox couldn't solve Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow, who threw his MLB-leading third shutout of the season to push Toronto to a 4-0 win. The Sox managed just two hits and two walks against Morrow.

Paul Konerko missed his third straight game and hopes to return soon, he explained prior to the contest:

And Tyler Flowers had a good soundbite about playing first base, where he started Wednesday:

In other injury news, it sounds like Kosuke Fukudome may be bound for the disabled list. Whether the Sox removing Ozzie Martinez from their 40-man roster is connected to that remains to be seen -- since the move put the 40-man at 37 -- but the Sox will need to add an outfielder to the 40-man roster if Fukudome hits the shelf.

Jose Quintana made the most of his third crack at starting in the majors, allowing two runs over six innings. He allowed nine hits -- one of which was a home run -- with only one walk and one strikeout. Quintana doesn't have great stuff, but he kept the ball on the ground, which keyed his success. If this was his last start in the majors until further notice, he did a fine job.

More video: Steve Stone and Matt Thornton checked in on Chicago Tribune Live to discuss the state of the Sox, and Tyler Flowers and Robin Ventura broke down Morrow's outing.

The first-year player draft concluded Wednesday, with the White Sox taking Tim Allen's nephew, among others. And David Kaplan has a good look as to what Courtney Hawkins brings to the Sox organization and where he needs to improve.

Around the division: Detroit placed Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list and lost 9-6 to Cleveland -- but stayed a half-game ahead of Kansas City as the Royals fell to Minnesota 4-2.

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.