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“Rivalry games are always fun,” Jeff Samardzija says.
The way pitcher Kyle Hendricks goes about his business has been impressive to new manager Joe Maddon.
With scoring down down across MLB, defense has become more important.
Arrieta is aiming to carry a big innings load in 2015.
Braynt’s been in the middle of many subplots at Cubs camp.
On pace to start Opening Day, Samardzija pitched into the fifth inning for the first time this spring.
Castillo remains the third catcher in a likely two-man rotation.
Lester had a poor outing Monday, allowing six runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Robertson replaced Mariano Rivera in 2014, so he’s not going to sweat anything in a new city.
The once hard-throwing, left-handed stud of the White Sox rotation, John Danks is still in search of a new formula for getting hitters out.
Kris Bryant has six home runs in 20 at-bats during Cactus League play to lead all spring hitters.
Choosing a practice day over pitching in a Cactus League game created valuable bonding time for Jeff Samardzija and pitching coach Don Cooper.
Chris Sale is still a ways away from pitching in a game for the White Sox.
Ross will be ace Jon Lester’s personal catcher.
Back in the early 2000s, when Kenny Williams took over as general manager, Chicago began putting its starters in B games and simulated practice sessions.
Samardzija could become the second pitcher to start Opening Day for the Cubs and White Sox in consecutive years.
“I have learned a lot about myself,” Arrieta says.
If Carlos Rodon is going to slip into the White Sox starting rotation while ace Chris Sale is on the mend, better outings than Wednesday’s will be required.
Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant homered Tuesday.
Jose Abreu and Adam LaRoche are content with however playing time is split up at first base and DH.