The first 2016 White Sox Cactus League home run came off Brett Lawrie’s bat Friday afternoon against the Indians. In the mind of White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson, the words “home run” and “Lawrie” could be linked up quite a few times in the upcoming season.
The bulk of Chris Sale’s three-plus innings on the back fields of Camelback Ranch on Friday had come to a close when White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper went to the bullpen to bring in Double-A Birmingham pitching coach J.R. Perdew.
Carson Fulmer wanted to pick the brain of Chris Sale shortly after the right-hander was selected eighth overall by the White Sox from Vanderbilt in the 2015 MLB Draft.
Friday afternoon’s Cactus League game between the Indians and White Sox at Camelback Ranch ended in a 5-5 tie.
The first at-bat of Jacob May’s first Major League camp had a chance to be against five-time All-Star and three-time National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw in Thursday’s 2016 Cactus League opener between the Dodgers and the White Sox.
Clayton Kershaw worked two scoreless innings, Yasiel Puig had an RBI and Alex Guerrero homered as the Dodgers posted a 6-1 victory over the White Sox on Thursday at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.
This offseason, the White Sox were rumored to be in on several top free agents, including outfielders Alex Gordon and Yoenis Cespedes, both of whom re-signed with the teams that got them to the World Series in October.
Todd Frazier has moved from Cincinnati to Chicago, and his first act after integrating himself as a leader of the White Sox is to decide on his walkup music for striding to the plate at U.S. Cellular Field.
He hasn’t had the conversation with him yet, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura said on Wednesday that Jimmy Rollins should make the team.
As part of their two-hour trip to the training base, the White Sox contingent had the chance to see an F-35, with F-16s off in the distance.
Nobody has been tougher on Avisail Garcia than White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson. Not even the fans on social media who pleaded for a change in right field during this past offseason.