Levine: Sox Notes — Quintana Makes Debut, Beckham Scratched, Belisario Absent Still
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By Bruce Levine-
GLENDALE, Ariz. (CBS) — White Sox starter Jose Quintana pitched three innings in his Cactus League 2014 debut. He allowed two runs in his second inning of work but overall looked good.
Quintana said his fastball and change-up were his main concentrations on Tuesday afternoon. His goal is to add more innings to each start this season.
“I want to pitch at least seven innings every time I go out,” Quintana said.
Quintana is penciled in as the No. 2 starter behind Chicago ace Chris Sale.
Minor injuries are a part of the early camp atmosphere in all of baseball. White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham was scratched from Tuesday’s game with lower body stiffness. Pitcher Matt Lindstrom is recovering from a mild oblique strain, and he will throw a side session Tuesday and try to get into live action by the weekend.
Belisario still absent with visa issue
White Sox reliever Ronald Belisario is still missing in action as he works to get a visa issue resolved in Venezuela, where political unrest has impacted some players trying to return for spring training. Belisario logged at least 59 appearances for the Dodgers in four of the past five season. The White Sox signed him as a free agent in December.
Bruce Levine covers the Cubs and White Sox for 670 The Score and CBSChicago.com. Follow him on Twitter @MLBBruceLevine.