Having to leave the team in order to have surgery on Thursday in Philadelphia was not the way the second baseman wanted his 2009 season to end, let alone to have that last day with his teammates day cut short because of bad weather, but there was one more light work session with hitting coach Greg Walker in the batting cages for Getz, and then off he goes. The lower oblique strain that put him on the 15-day disabled list back on Aug. 21 had still been bothering him, so Getz saw a specialist and a sports hernia was discovered. The plan was first to address it at the end of the season, but that plan went out the window now that the rest of the Sox schedule is basically meaningless. …
September 29, 2009
today’s game has been postponed. Sox will play two tomorrow at 3pm CT.
Gonzales says Buehrle gets Wednesday’s start:
The White Sox adjusted their rotation so that Mark Buehrle will pitch Wednesday night at Cleveland. The Sox had concerns about starting Jake Peavy on four days’ rest, so Peavy was moved back to Friday night at Detroit. Freddy Garcia and John Danks will start the final two games of the Detroit series.
BA’s Bill Mitchell looks on the AIL, which kicked off on Sept. 24:
While instructional league rosters consist primarily of recent draft picks and newly-signed Latin teenagers, the AIL is populated more with players who already have reached high Class A, or advanced college players getting their first taste of pro ball. The teams have earmarked certain players to participate in the league, although rosters are somewhat fluid with players going back and forth from regular instructs as needed. Among the players appearing in the first days of the Advanced league were righthander Brad Boxberger (Reds, supplemental first-round pick in 2009); outfielder Engel Beltre (Rangers); catcher Josh Phegley (White Sox, supplemental first round), infielder Johnny Giavotella (Royals); and outfielder Scott Van Slyke (Dodgers). … By the same token, the pitchers in the Advanced League are aware that they will gain from facing better hitters. “It gives you more feedback because it gives you time to face guys with a little more experience or ability,” said righthander Taylor Thompson, the White Sox’ 44th-round draft pick this year.
Guillen gave credit to the White Sox scouts when talking about Gordon Beckham and Daniel Hudson making contributions at the Major League level this season. Both players were part of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. “We have two guys here from 2008 on the big league roster playing good, not just being here.”
more Ozzie Guillen:
“(Scouts) have a lot of work to do. They are very, very underrated about the job they have. But like a lot of people say, those guys can get you fired. They are very important in any organization. That’s why we got better.”
Like the other teams, this list is going to be based for the most part off of who had the best seasons in the league. Age will play a small factor, as a guy with a very good season at a younger age may get the spot over a guy with a slightly better season who was a bit older.
Outfield – Justin Green
Green hit .303/.387/.444 for Kannapolis with 17 steals before earning a promotion to the Carolina League.
Relief Pitcher – Dan Remenowsky
Remenowsky had a 1.99 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and a 44.1% strikeout rate to go along with a 6.5% walk rate for Kannapolis.