GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jake Peavy was roughed up again in his second spring start for the Chicago White Sox. He even crossed up a sign with catcher Tyler Flowers on a pitch that Brandon Allen hit for a two-run single.At least his confidence is still intact."No doubt in my mind that if I'm healthy I will get people out," he said. "There is no chance I will give that up after a rough spring training start."Peavy left with one out in the third and was charged with six runs and eight hits in a 9-4 to the Oakland Athletics on Monday."It's early. I've got five, six more of these to get better," he said. "We all have to get better. I certainly will. You want results, you don't want to walk out there and give up runs and hits."Peavy made his spring debut against Milwaukee on Wednesday and surrendered three runs and four hits over two innings in a 10-6 loss. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner threw more breaking balls in this outing."I threw a lot of breaking balls, some good and some not so good," he said. "Just had a hard time commanding the outer half of the plate."Peavy said he has to work on his tempo. Injuries limited him to 19 games last season.Collin Cowgill went 3 for 3 with three RBIs for Oakland, which finished with 15 hits. Tyson Ross allowed three hits in three scoreless innings.A's slugger Daric Barton went 0 for 3 with two walks in his first spring game. Barton, who batted second and served as the designated hitter, is coming back from surgery in September for a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The first baseman has yet to make throws in a game."The velocity in his swings I think is better," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "I think the surgery has really helped him. It's going to take time to get your timing. This is his first time in games other than some swings yesterday, so it will take some time, but he got five at-bats today."Ross, one of five contenders for three spots in Oakland's rotation, struck out two and walked two."I went out there and put up some zeros. In the end, that's always the most important thing," Ross said. "My control wasn't as great as I want it to be at. Just looking at the positives, I went out there three times, hit my pitch limit and was able to pitch out of some jams and ultimately get some ground balls and prevent runs."Alex Rios, Alexei Ramirez and Alejandro De Aza had two hits apiece for Chicago.NOTES: Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes was off Monday but is expected to play Tuesday. Manny Ramirez is expected to be the DH against the Milwaukee Brewers. . White Sox 1B Paul Konerko was back in the lineup after fouling a pitch off his knee Saturday. . The White Sox announced outfield prospect Brandon Short, a non-roster invitee to spring training, underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder and torn left labrum injured on Thursday. He is expected to miss the season. . Melvin said Travis Schlichting has been impressive. He got the save by throwing 2 1-3 scoreless innings. His ERA is 2.84. .White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he would like to see Dan Johnson at third base. He's a candidate for a bench spot. ... Peavy and the White Sox invited 13 wounded war veterans to spring training on Monday.
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He may be limited on experience, but Chris Getz already has a strong idea about player development.
Getz -- who on Friday was named the White Sox director of player development -- worked the past two seasons as an assistant to baseball operations in player development for the Kansas City Royals. A fourth-round pick of the White Sox in the 2005 amateur draft, Getz replaces Nick Capra, who earlier this month was named the team’s third-base coach. A quick learner whom a baseball source said the Royals hoped to retain, Getz described his new position as being “very task oriented.”
“(The job) is carrying out the vision of the scouts,” Getz said. “The players identified by the scouts and then they are brought in and it’s a commitment by both the player and staff members to create an environment for that player to reach their ceiling.
“It’s a daily process.”
Getz, a University of Michigan product, played for the White Sox in 2008 and 2009 before he was traded to the Royals in a package for Mark Teahen in 2010. Previously drafted by the White Sox in 2002, he described the organization as “something that always will be in my DNA.”
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Getz stayed in Kansas City through 2013 and began to consider a front-office career as his playing career wound down. His final season in the majors was with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2014.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore hired Getz as an assistant to baseball operations in January 2015 and he quickly developed a reputation as both highly intelligent and likeable, according to a club source.
“He is extremely well-regarded throughout the game, and we believe he is going to have a positive impact on the quality of play from rookie ball through Chicago,” GM Rick Hahn said.
Getz had as many as four assistant GMs ahead of him with the Royals, who couldn’t offer the same kind of position as the White Sox did. Getz spent the past week meeting with other members of the White Sox player development staff and soon will head to the team’s Dominican Republic academy. After that he’ll head to the Arizona Fall League as he becomes familiar with the department. Though he’s still relatively new, Getz knows what’s expected of his position.
“It’s focused on what’s in front of you,” Getz said. “Player development people are trying to get the player better every single day.”
“With that being said, the staff members need to be creative in their thinking. They need to be innovative at times. They need to know when to press the gas or pump the brakes. They need to be versatile in all these different areas.”