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March 16, 2010

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

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 16, 2010 9:43 pm
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Here’s what they have to say on Stephen Sauer:

What he needs to improve: Sauer is a polished prospect. He already has fantastic control of a low 90’s sinking fastball, he keeps the ball on the ground, doesn’t give up home runs and strikes out a fair number of batters. He will need to continue working on his changeup, however, to help combat left-handed hitters, who hit .321 against him last year (vs. .271 AVG for right handers). …

Sox make 8 roster moves

whitsox.com:

Prior to today’s game vs. the Colorado Rockies, the Chicago White Sox made the following eight roster moves:

  • Optioned RHP Freddy Dolsi, RHP Lucas Harrell, RHP Jhonny Nunez, RHP Brian Omogrosso and RHP Clevelan Santeliz to Class AAA Charlotte;
  • Outrighted RHP Brandon Hynick to Charlotte;
  • Optioned RHP Santo Luis to Class AA Birmingham;
  • Reassigned C Cole Armstrong to minor-league camp.

With the moves, the White Sox have 44 players remaining in major-league camp: 20 pitchers, four catchers, 11 infielders and nine outfielders. The 40-man roster decreases by one to 39.

Jared’s Mitchell surgery: successful

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 16, 2010 2:15 pm
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Gregor:

As expected, outfielder Jared Mitchell is going to miss the upcoming season after having surgery in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday morning to repair a retinaculum tear of the tendon in his left ankle on the medial (inside) side.

Mitchell, the White Sox’ top prospect, suffered the injury making a catch during a Cactus League game against the Angels last Friday.

According to the Sox, the surgery lasted 75 minutes and the 21-year-old Mitchell is expected to make a full and complete recovery. He will be immobilized for 4-6 weeks before beginning rehabilitation.
In exhibition play this spring, Mitchell was 4-for-9 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI.

whitesox.com:

White Sox outfielder Jared Mitchell underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a retinaculum tear of the tendon in his left ankle on the medial (inside) side.Mitchell, 21, is expected to miss the 2010 season, but his prognosis is to make a full and complete recovery. He will be immobilized for 4-6 weeks before beginning the rehabilitation process.

The 75-minute procedure, performed by Dr. John Nassar, a foot and ankle specialist at the Greenbaum Outpatient Surgery in Scottsdale, Ariz., went “extremely well.”

Mitchell, who suffered the injury making a catch on March 12 at the Los Angeles Angels, will undergo a follow-up examination on Friday.

Spring Training Game #16 (free live webcast)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 16, 2010 12:37 pm
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Sox vs. Rockies @ 3:05 pm CT (Free Webcast, Boxscore, Gameday, Video highlights)

Charlie Leesman and Brent Morel

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 16, 2010 12:16 am
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Merkin:

A funny thing happened to Leesman, 23, during his time at this fall’s Instructional League. His velocity jumped up from 94 mph to 96 mph.

“As of late, I started throwing harder,” Leesman said. “I look at myself as a power lefty pitcher with a good breaking ball. I’m working on my change, and now I have a cutter.”

Leesman has been “fiddling with the grip” of the cutter and has started to use it in games. Adding that pitch to his repertoire should help the 11th-round pick from the 2008 Draft build on last year’s success. ….

Sergio Santos

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 16, 2010 12:01 am
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Heyman:

Sergio Santos, a converted shortstop who’s pitching well for the White Sox, is very likely to make their staff as a reliever, as he is out of options. He throws in the high 90s and has an excellent corkscrew changeup, according to pitching coach Don Cooper. White Sox farm director Buddy Bell gave him the chance to become a pitcher a year ago after he didn’t hit enough to play shortstop. He still had the bug to hit and was traded to the Giants last spring, but after he didn’t make it there as a shortstop either, he returned to the White Sox.

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