Chicago White Sox
Chicago’s Carlos Rodon settled down after control issues in the first inning for the White Sox.
Robertson replaced Mariano Rivera in 2014, so he’s not going to sweat anything in a new city.
Alexei Ramirez hit an RBI double to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels.
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.
Brad Penny allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings.
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.
With Chris Sale scheduled to start the season on the DL, the opening day starter will either be Jose Quintana or Jeff Samardzija.
Jose Quintana allowed only an infield hit while getting eight outs in a 5-2 loss to Colorado on Friday.
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.
Carlos Sanchez had a two-run single.
Telling everyone “I’m a five-tool guy,” Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday through five Arizona spring training games.
Samardzija could become the second pitcher to start Opening Day for the Cubs and White Sox in consecutive years.
Prince Fielder had an RBI single and scored a run in Texas’ three-run first inning.
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.
Recovering from a foot fracture, Sale may be ready for a start on April 12.
Ferrell is planning to play all nine positions in games across the Phoenix area.
Micah Johnson went 4-for-4.
Jose Abreu and Adam LaRoche are content with however playing time is split up at first base and DH.
Jose Quintana, Chicago’s likely No. 3 starter, allowed one run and three hits in two innings while striking out three.