Here is what Dayan Viciedo is thinking about as the White Sox approach the final two weeks of Spring Training: how does he get better as a player and how does that improvement help the White Sox succeed?
There is no timetable for Matt Lindstrom to get into Cactus League action and test his left oblique strain. But after playing catch Monday and going through a strenuous workout in the training room, Lindstrom has a sense the injury is getting better.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke calmly asked for the umpires to review a play at the plate in the ninth inning on Monday, but for reasons other than what the fans in the stands may have assumed.
One of the best defenses in baseball in 2012 turned into one of the worst defenses in '13 for the White Sox. So with the Spring Training attention being paid in getting the details sharp -- from regular infield to cut-off drills -- manager Robin Ventura was asked Monday if he'll know this discipline has improved by the time the team breaks camp.
Jose Quintana threw a bullpen session on Monday morning under the watchful eyes of pitching coach Don Cooper and bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen, and seems ready to go for his scheduled start Thursday in Tempe against the Angels.
Jeff Keppinger's fielder's choice ground ball in the ninth inning drove in the tie-breaking run and lifted the White Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Brewers before a crowd of 4,729 Monday afternoon at Maryvale Baseball Park.
Chris Sale was officially named the White Sox Opening Day starter on March 31 against the Twins by manager Robin Ventura on Monday.
White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana was moving around without much restriction, telling the media that he went through his throwing program Sunday after taking a Gerardo Parra line drive off of his left shin Saturday.
There are continued limitations defensively for Jeff Keppinger and his sore right shoulder. But that post-surgery soreness or tightness, which doesn't have him throwing at full strength from third to first, has not kept him completely out of the White Sox starting lineup.
Andre Rienzo won't be part of the White Sox starting rotation at the season's outset, barring something unexpected. That fact doesn't necessarily mean he's headed to the Minors.
As Spring Training has progressed and Cactus League games reach double-digits played, the trade rumors have started to pick up. Dayan Viciedo and Alejandro De Aza, the current White Sox left field tandem, have received frequent mentions in those rumors, with radio station 670 The Score reporting that Viciedo has been the topic of talks with the Mariners.
White Sox reliever Daniel Webb made his Cactus League debut by pitching a scoreless seventh inning during Sunday's 2-2 tie with Oakland. This effort also marked the rookie's first appearance after missing one week to deal with a death in the family in Kentucky.
The leadoff role is one Adam Eaton not only plays out physically but also mentally in trying to give the White Sox a competitive offensive edge. It's not overly complex but it's certainly not basic, as scenarios in each at-bat change based on a number of game-related factors.
White Sox starter Erik Johnson went four innings, giving up one run and four hits with one walk and five strikeouts in a 2-2 tie against the A's on Sunday afternoon at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
Matt Lindstrom's current state of mind could be described as frustrated but not discouraged where his left oblique strain is concerned.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was able to shake hands with reliever Ronald Belisario on Saturday morning for the first time since Spring Training began. The free-agent reliever, who agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the White Sox, missed the first three weeks of camp due to a visa issue trying to leave Venezuela.
With the moderate left glute strain completely behind him, White Sox reliever Nate Jones pitched a scoreless fourth during his 2014 Cactus League debut Saturday afternoon against the D-backs.
White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper doesn't want to talk about velocity return where John Danks' 2014 success is concerned.
Andre Rienzo was scheduled to pitch for the White Sox during Saturday's 6-4 loss to the D-backs at Camelback Ranch. He just didn't realize how quickly the team would need him.
Jose Quintana took a comebacker from Gerardo Parra off his lower left leg and exited Saturday's game with the D-backs at Camelback Ranch after just two batters.
Dayan Viciedo has heard the trade rumors since shortly after the Winter Meetings last December. The rumblings figure to continue, with a crowded outfield that includes Viciedo and Alejandro De Aza locked into the same spot in left after the arrival of Adam Eaton and Avisail Garcia since last July. But Viciedo, who is set to earn $2.8 million in his third full Major League season, doesn't worry abo
After returning home for one week due to a death in the family, reliever Daniel Webb was back in White Sox camp Friday and threw a bullpen session.
Jose Abreu agreed to a six-year, $68 million deal with the White Sox in October, and a throng of media came to U.S Cellular Field for his opening news conference. Abreu arrived at Spring Training, and the story repeated itself. The big first baseman understands the attention and doesn't mind the constant focus during his first camp.
The velocity is there for Felipe Paulino, especially for his second Cactus League start Friday in a 4-3 victory over the Reds. He feels healthy, a point Paulino can't stress enough. Now, the right-hander has to work on execution, an aspect that eluded him in his debut against the Rangers last Sunday but improved during his three innings at Goodyear Ballpark.
Former Red Adam Dunn had two RBIs, while Jay Bruce hit his first home run of the spring as the White Sox took a 4-3 victory over the Reds on Friday at Goodyear Ballpark.
In the pantheon of White Sox pitching excellence, there is more than one guru besides the highly respected pitching coach. It's a team effort to help build one of baseball's sturdiest pitching staffs over the last decade.
The White Sox are stuck in neutral at the moment as to their closer situation. But they insist there's plenty of time to get all the candidates healthy.
When White Sox television play-by-play announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson first heard about Jim Fregosi's untimely passing, he admitted that, "I cried."
White Sox left-hander John Danks has seen a big difference in his cutter this spring as compared to last season. That improvement may just be the catalyst to a nice rebound season.
Following Chris Sale's expected Opening Day start, the White Sox rotation will be in a state of flux as the club tries to put the matchups in its favor with John Danks, Jose Quintana, Erik Johnson and Felipe Paulino.