Sox announce spring training broadcast schedule

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Sox announce spring training broadcast schedule

The White Sox released the 2013 spring training broadcast schedule Wednesday. The season will open February 23, with the Sox playing the L.A. Dodgers in Glendale.

Comcast SportsNet will air a total of five games this spring:

DateOpponentSiteGame Time
Friday, March 22
OaklandPhoenix9:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
L.A. Dodgers
Glendale9:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 24
Kansas City
Glendale3:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26
TexasSurprise3:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27
ClevelandGlendale2:05 p.m.

WGN will televise one game:

DateOpponentSiteGame Time
Friday, March 15
CubsGlendale2:05 p.m.

-All games are Central Time
-Home dates are in bold

The White Sox will also stream webcasts of 13 spring training games at whitesox.com, beginning with the Feb. 24 game against the Dodgers. For more information on spring training broadcasts, tickets and Camelback Ranch in Glendale, visit whitesox.comspring.

Road Ahead: Can the White Sox turn things around?

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Road Ahead: Can the White Sox turn things around?

CSN's Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton talk about what's next for the White Sox, presented by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Honda dealers.

The White Sox are struggling lately as the team has lost six consecutive games and 14 of their last 18.

It doesn't get much easier for the South Siders as they stay on the road to face the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers this week.

After once leading the American League Central and looking like a complete team, the bullpen is struggling and the team is in a freefall.

Can the team fix things to stay in the division race?

Find out what Garfien and Melton had to say in the video above.

 

Quintana takes the hill as White Sox face the Mets on CSN

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Quintana takes the hill as White Sox face the Mets on CSN

The White Sox take on the New York Mets on Monday, and you can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Monday’s starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana vs. Matt Harvey

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White Sox outfielder Austin Jackson sidelined with turf toe

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White Sox outfielder Austin Jackson sidelined with turf toe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Austin Jackson exited Sunday’s game after battling turf toe on his left foot, according to a club official.

When he’ll return to the White Sox lineup isn’t yet certain. The injury comes at a time when Jackson is red hot at the plate and continuing to make big plays in the outfield.

Jackson, who finished 1-for-3 Sunday with a sac fly and two RBIs, has produced a .464/.500/.607 slash line in his last eight games.

The center fielder has been so good at the plate that White Sox manager Robin Ventura has batted him in the second spot in the lineup two days in a row. With Melky Cabrera needed for the middle of the lineup, Jackson has been Ventura’s best option. He entered Sunday with a team-high .697 OPS hitting second.

“I like Melky there, too,” Ventura said. “But (Jackson’s) at-bats have been better. Walking, fouling pitches off, getting on, he’s looked good up there.”

Jackson also turned in a sterling defensive play in the first inning as he made an over-the-shoulder catch to rob Kendrys Morales of extra bases. Jackson then fired a perfect strike to Tyler Saladino, whose relay to first doubled off Eric Hosmer.

Outfielder Adam Eaton has credited much of Jackson’s communication and defensive skills to his own improvement in right field.