Maybe the Sox want both Lastings Milledge, and Brent Lillibridge to make the team.
UPDATE: Merkin @ CWS:
But comments from Guillen following Marquez’s four-inning Saturday start, during which he allowed three runs on six hits, just might indicate both Lillibridge and Milledge will be leaving Arizona with the White Sox.
“He pitched well. He pitched good. He did everything we asked him to do, and that’s the best Spring Training he’s had, put it that way, since we’ve had him,” said Guillen of Marquez, who came over from the Yankees as part of the November 2008 Nick Swisher trade.
“In the meanwhile, you have to make moves sometimes,” Guillen said. “The last move always hurts.”
Game at 3:05 CT. Right-hander Jeff Marquez takes the hill for the White Sox against the Angels today. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m. CT.
Ballantini @ CSN:
“He reminds me a little bit of Jim Thome,” Guillen said. “This guy strikes out 100-plus, walks 100-plus, that’s 250 times up without putting the ball in play, and still puts up a lot of numbers. How they do it, I don’t know.” … “I don’t expect anything different from Adam,” Guillen said. “You get on base, you’re going to give the team a chance to win. That’s why I’m putting him at the top [of the order], to give him more at bats and get him on base.”
Are you worried about your Spring Training numbers Adam?
“If I stressed out about it, I’d have been out of this game years ago,” Dunn said. “The beginning of the season is always tough—well, I say always, I’m going to try this year to change that, gol-ly—I’m not going to set myself up and say I’m going to start slow, but [whispers] ‘good chance.’” … “It’s not so much the homers; getting on base is No. 1 with me,” Dunn says.” If I can keep [my on-base average] .380-plus, that’s my No. 1 goal of the year. [Getting on base is] going to equal runs. If I get on 40% of the time, we’re going to score some runs.”
Brent Ballantini has it. On Lastings Milledge:
And he’s a Kenny guy, right?
Well, Williams traded for Lillibridge just a few years ago, too. But do the White Sox see greater upside from Milledge—perhaps even to the extent where he could be a long-term possibility on the team if/when Juan Pierre or Carlos Quentin leave? Absolutely. Milledge has flashed five tools in the desert this spring.
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Jake Peavy, White Sox (rotator cuff tendinitis, 4/15)
Peavy had made such a solid recovery from his lat reattachment that it seemed he was going to make the Opening Day roster, if not the Opening Day start. Peavy had no setbacks and showed no loss of velocity or … well, any issues. But here at the tail end of camp, Peavy’s come up with rotator cuff tendinitis, something that’s not uncommon, especially given that Peavy hadn’t pitched for a while. The question is whether this is simply getting back into pitching and having a common issue along the way, or whether this is related in some way to the surgery. No one seems to think this is from a change in mechanics for Peavy, who looks the same to me and to several scouts who have seen him this spring. Reports are that the tendinitis is “concerning, but not serious.” The Sox will likely have Peavy on a course of anti-inflammatories as they ease his work back. Even if this stays as minor as it appears, a DL stint is likely as it would both save a roster spot and allow Peavy to make a rehab start in the minor leagues. Watch to see when Peavy gets back on a mound for more of an indication as to when he’ll be back in the Sox rotation.
UPDATE: Here’s a nice article on Peavy’s injury by Amy Nelson.
Video (0:35) (from CSN). BTW, Stacy is a riot.
Game at 3:05 CT. The White Sox visit HoHoKam Park today at 4:05 p.m. CT to take on the Cubs. Right-hander Phil Humber gets the start against the crosstown rivals.