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March 13, 2010

FutureSox reviews Sox Right-Handed pitching prospects (high minors)

Here’s what they have to say on Dan Hudson:

What he needs to improve: His minor league numbers were sparkling, but in the Majors he had issues with consistency and control. Much of this can probably be attributed to nerves, but it’s still something to watch out for. Hudson has good stuff, but not good enough to be effectively wild.

Rick Hahn’s interview

FutureSox:

Will the rotating DH position work this season:

“If it doesn’t work, be rest assured we will do everything in our power to correct the problem. There is already a list in place for “replacements” if  the DH situation doesn’t work. We always have a contingency plan, and this is no exception. With that said, we do feel strongly in Andruw and Mark the DH position.”

Hahn also says he views Tyler Flowers as a catcher but he could help in another way this season. DH?

Hahn touches on more at the interview: Scott Linebrink, Dayan Viciedo, Jared Mitchell, 2010 mlb draft.

Ozzie Guillen worried for Mark Teahen and his swing

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 13, 2010 9:14 pm
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Merkin:

With another three hitless at-bats Saturday, the veteran’s average dropped to .105 through seven games with the White Sox. And Guillen’s postgame tune changed just a bit.

As has been pointed out with closer Bobby Jenks’ struggles, these March statistics ultimately mean nothing. Nonetheless, Guillen sees something missing with Teahen.

“I’m starting to worry a little bit about Teahen,” Guillen said. “I see the same swing. He’s not getting anything going for himself. He has to work to try to get better. He’s going to get more at-bats. Right now, he’s struggling at the plate.” …

Walker’s on it.

BTW, Ozzie is worrie about Jenks too.

Jared Mitchell expected to miss the entire 2010 season

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 13, 2010 4:32 pm
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Gonzales:

White Sox top prospect Jared Mitchell is scheduled for surgery Tuesday in Scottsdale to repair a posterior tib tear of the left ankle tendon.Mitchell, last June’s No. 1 draft choice, injured his ankle while making a catch Friday in Tempe.

He will be examined Monday and have the surgery performed Tuesday by foot and ankle specialist Dr. John Nasser. A rehabilitation schedule will be set following the surgery, but Mitchell is expected to miss the entire season.

Mitchell was expected to start the 2010 season in Class-AA Birbingham:

The 21-year-old top pick for the White Sox in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft will start 2010 for Double-A Birmingham, and could be the fastest player in the White Sox system.

Spring Training Games #12 (free live webcast) & #13 (TV)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 13, 2010 4:21 pm
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Sox vs. Brewers @ 2:05 pm CT (Free Webcast, Boxscore, Gameday, Video highlights)

Sox vs. Cubs @ 3:05 pm CT (TV: CSN, Boxscore, Gameday, Video highlights)

Ozzie Guillen on Jared Mitchell’s injury

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 13, 2010 12:55 am
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Dyck:

“Very, very bad,” manager Ozzie Guillen said.”It’s a shame.He has to use his speed.

“It’s going to cost him a year at least. The kids is still young. Unfortunately, this happened to him.”

CSN:

Chicago White Sox outfield prospect Jared Mitchell was carted off the field Friday after getting hurt while making a spectacular, against-the-wall catch on a drive off the bat of the Angels’ Juan Rivera. Mitchell suffered a posterior tib tendon tear on the medial side of his left ankle. He will have surgery next week and his rehab and recovery time will be set then. …

Fangraph’s Top 100 prospects

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 13, 2010 12:03 am
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Hulet:

39. Tyler Flowers, C, Chicago White Sox
65. Daniel Hudson, RHP, Chicago White Sox

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