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April 8, 2011

Jake Peavy strikes out 4, walks 1 in his 1st rehab start [UPDATE + videos]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 8, 2011 10:21 pm
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Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Peavy 3.2 5 2 0 1 4 0 0.00
Zaleski (W, 1-0) 5.1 2 0 0 1 5 0 0.00

Pitches-strikes: Peavy 72-43.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peavy 2-2.
Batters faced: Peavy 17.

UPDATE: Peavy’s comments and videos are below: (more…)

Adam Dunn to miss five days, possibly more

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 8, 2011 9:35 pm
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Merkin @ CWS:

Adam Dunn missed his third straight game Friday, as he recovers from an appendectomy performed Wednesday morning. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen believes his powerful designated hitter will need the full five days originally talked about after the surgery and possibly a few more.

“I don’t expect him to be back in five days, to be honest with you,” said Guillen, who did acknowledge Dunn is feeling better with each day. “He’s got to hit. He’s got to show me, he got to show the doctors, the trainers, [general manager Ken Williams]. He’s got to show a lot of people.

“He’s got to show his hitting coach. When everybody says he’s ready, he’s in the lineup. Obviously, we want him in the lineup, but we’ve got to be careful.”

When asked if he would think about using Dunn as a pinch-hitter on Friday, if the game was on the line, Guillen said he would rather lose one contest than risk losing Dunn for another month.

FutureSox’s Minor League preview

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The biggest surprise to me was Eduardo Escobar landing in AAA. The slick fielding shortstop played 49 games with the Barons last year and hit just .262 with an OPS south of .700. That said, he impressed Ozzie Guillen among others this spring.

Terry Doyle starts for Winston-Salem tonight while SBT favorite Andre Rienzo is also on the Winston-Salem’s starting pitching rotation:

On the mound, the Dash boasts a pair of top 30 prospects in the starting rotation. Brazilian right-hander Andre Rienzo was one of Kannapolis’ best starters last year, going 8-4 with a 3.65 ERA and holding opponents to two runs or fewer in each of his last ten starts. Rienzo is ranked by Baseball America as the 25th best prospect in the White Sox farm system. RHP Cameron Bayne was 29th on that list after finishing 2010 12-9 with a 3.60 ERA and 101 strikeouts last season for the Intimidators. Bayne and Rienzo should be joined in the rotation by RHP Terry Doyle, LHP Hector Santiago, RHP Justin Collop, and possibly LHP Joe Serafin.

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Smells Like Mascot: Well Wishes

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 8, 2011 12:45 pm
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Carl’s latest:

http://smellslikemascot.blogspot.com/2011/04/well-wishes.html

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