Justin Masterson shut down the White Sox while Jhan Marinez and Donnie Veal were lit up in a 12-3 loss to the Indians. Every White Sox pitcher except Leyson Septimo -- who threw just 13 of an inning -- and Jose Quintana allowed at least one run, but the news wasn't all bad: A.J. Pierzynski homered for the first time this spring.
Dayan Viciedo went 1-4 with two strikeouts, prompting the question of if he could begin 2012 in Charlotte to be asked. I don't think he will, but it's nonetheless an interesting discussion.
Jake Peavy missed a few of his NCAA Tournament picks yesterday, including losing a Sweet 16 team in Wichita State.
Speaking of the tournament, the Minnesota Twins may have had a hand in UNC-Asheville's loss to Syracuse.
This is a little late, but well worth your time: James at White Sox Observer previewed the Sox catchers, infielders and outfielders.
Around the division: Scott Baker ran into some elbow troubles, the Indians traded for a guy they traded away in the offseason, the Royals signed Alcides Escobar to long-term contract and fellow Mizzou alum Max Scherzer has a bracket that would give me a heart attack before being the greatest thing ever.
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?
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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.
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