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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

John Danks was named the team's Opening Day starter, an honor that's been expected to be bestowed on the lefty for a few months now. He'll continue an interesting trend since 2000 -- only one right-hander since the turn of the millennium has started Opening Day, with that being Jose Contreras in 2007.

Before he was named as the team's Opening Day starter, Danks threw seven strong innings against the Dodgers, striking out four with no walks.

Kenny Williams, speaking with CSN's Pat Boyle, says he's encouraged by the progress of Alex Rios and Adam Dunn this spring. Rios hasn't put up good stats, but that's not of concern to Williams. Dunn, however, has looked great in the Cactus League.

Great stuff here from Chris Kamka: A look back at Donruss Rated Rookies of 1984-1990 from both Chicago teams. Robin Ventura, Jack McDowell, Daryl Boston and Joel Skinner were the White Sox representatives.

Around the division: Cleveland held a private workout with Vladimir Guerrero in the Dominican Republic, Magglio Ordonez is nearing retirement, Scott Baker was lit up in his first start in over two weeks and Rob Neyer isn't a fan of the Royals' decision to demote Johnny Giovatella.

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.