2 HRs for the birthday boy. Videos. Boxscore:
8 TBs for Andruw (2 HRs, BB), 5 TBs for Paulie (HR, 1B, BB), 4 TBs for Q! (HR)
And 5 Ks for The Thorndog:
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Peavy allows 7 ERs in 5.2 IP. But 9 TBs from Andruw Jones, 8 from Mark Teahen, 3 from Alex Rios and 5.1 shutdown innings from the bullpen help the Sox win it in 11.
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“Andruw will be in the lineup against lefties,” Guillen said. “I don’t know where. It can in the outfield or as a designated hitter. I don’t know where, but I’d rather have him in the outfield when he’s playing. I don’t want to call him a backup or a fourth outfielder. He’s another outfielder.”
“The thing about this team is I have the flexibility to change the lineup because I have Andruw and Kotsay,” Guillen said. “I have five guys in the outfield who can rotate in the DH spot. It just depends how they’re swinging the bat and how they’re playing.”
“I think the way that Andruw Jones played in Spring Training, he should start,” Guillen said. “But Kotsay, the same way. Everybody in the outfield has had a pretty good Spring Training.”
”The way he’s played, he deserves to be in the lineup more often,” said Guillen, who’s blessed with five worthy candidates for the three outfield spots and designated hitter. ”I’m not going to say he’s a backup. I’m not going to say he’s a fourth or fifth outfielder. He’s another outfielder.”
”I’d rather have him in the outfield than DHing when he’s playing,” Guillen said. ”To get the best out of him, I’ll try to give him a lot of playing time.”
UPDATE #2: Andruw Jones too:
“The way Andruw Jones played in spring training, he should start,” Guillen said. “But Kotsay did the same way and (Alex) Rios had a good spring training.
“To get the best out of him, I’ll try to get him a lot of playing time. Same with (Omar) Vizquel. Andruw is not a fourth or fifth outfielder. I’m going to have a meeting with him and tell him his situation, what’s best for the ballclub. I will get him a lot of playing time.”
video is 1:58. first minute is about J.J. Putz: started at 91, 92mph. After 20 pitches he went to 94.
Merkin: Gordon Beckham already has arrived. Taking clubhouse ribbing from Matt Thornton about media waiting to talk to him.
merkin: Other non-catching position players on hand were Andruw Jones, Juan Pierre, and C.J. Retherford,
more on Andruw:
Andruw Jones was one of the early arrivals in White Sox camp, and the former Gold Glove Award winner vowed that he isn’t washed up. “I still have a lot of gas left in the tank,” Jones said Saturday morning after working out with teammate Juan Pierre. …
J.J. Putz feels good:
Among those were newcomer J.J. Putz, who said his right elbow feels great about seven months following surgery to repair bone chips. “I threw a bullpen (Friday) and another one on Tuesday, and everything feels good,” said Putz, who rehabbed his elbow in Phoenix under the supervision of therapist Brett Fischer. …
Last month we learned that the Sox were interested in Cuban RHP pitcher Yuniesky Maya. Merkin says they aren’t interested any more:
What is the latest on Cuban defector Yuniesky Maya? The last I’d heard about him was around Christmas time, and the White Sox and Mets were said to be the front-runners to land him. After watching a little bit of footage of him pitching, I think he’d be a good fit as a long reliever out of the bullpen.
— Dan, Aurora, Ill.
I was told at SoxFest that the White Sox scouted Maya and watched him throw, but they dropped out of the Maya picture after signing J.J. Putz. The money wanted wasn’t commensurate with where the White Sox thought Maya would be pegged as a fourth- or fifth-starter type.
BTW, here’s my Yuniesky Maya scouting report.
- PECOTA projects the Sox with a 79-83 record in 2010.
- J.J. Putz chose his entrance song: AC/DC’s ‘The Razor’s Edge’.
- Bill O’Rally says Chicago’s South Side is the same as Haiti. Another clueless moron.
- Jim looks on Ozzie’s and Gardenhire’s approaches on Jim Thome.
- John Sickels reviews his 2005 ‘Top 50 pitching prospects’ list.
- Timo goes west!
- Gordon Beckham will stay at the 2nd post of the batting order.
- More on the Opening Day starter.
- Matt Thornton takes over Merkin’s mailbag.
- SoxFest news: Bobby Jenks looks good, Ozzie Guillen is a jackass, Carlos Quentin wasn’t there, J.J. Putz is recovering, A.J. Pierzynski went to Africa. From Merkin and Reifert: Reifert is taking questions for Kenny and Ozzie and former Sox greats. Kenny is proud for Bobby. The Go-Go Sox are coming back says Ozzie. Hawk likes his kindle. Juan Pierre is a heavy hitter. Gonzales and Cowley: Peavy can’t afford pants. Ozzie wants Alexei to eat Vizquel’s brain. More SoxFest here.
- Kenny on Jared Mitchell: it’ll be a “little while” till he reaches majors.
- Alexei Ramirez says Dayan Viciedo looks incredible. I hope he has lots of Cuban pride.
- J.J. Putz is looking for an intro song suggestions.
- Scot Gregor is taking questions you want him to ask at Sox Spring Training.
- Gordon Beckham and Jeff Cox were working the phones. Beltin’ Bill Melton too.
- Jon Heyman says “Andruw Jones is said to be in the best shape he’s been in for a decade.”