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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Mariners at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable starters: Jeff Samardzija for the Sox, RHP Hisashi Iwakuma for Seattle.
Tyler Saladino hit his first homer of spring, a solo shot, walked, stole a base and made some great plays in the field in the Sox’ 6-2 loss to the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale…Micah Johnson continued his outstanding offense with a single, a walk, an RBI and a stolen base. He’s now batting .458 on the spring…Javy Guerra pitched a perfect fourth inning in relief of Carlos Rodon, who settled down nicely after a rough start. Rodon went three innings, giving up a pair of runs while striking out three…Tyler Danish pitched two strong innings before being removed after being hit by a smash back to the mound. Preliminary report is that it’s a bruised right tricep.
The Surging Sox
Former Bears quarterback Bobby Douglass was in Scottsdale yesterday taking in the Sox game.
Quote of the Day
Communications guru and lifelong White Sox fan Kevin Sullivan, in town to address Sox minor leaguers, on Hawkins’ terrific catch yesterday in left field.
“That was the greatest catch by a No. 86 in the history of baseball.”
White Sox vs. Reds at Goodyear (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable starters: LHP Jose Quintana for the Sox, RHP Jason Marquis for Cincinnati.
Photo of the Day
Saladino: Star of the Day.