White Sox morning roundup


White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Paul Konerko returned to the White Sox lineup and went 2-3 with a walk, but it was Orlando Hudson's walk-off single that netted the White Sox a 4-3 win to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays. Alex Rios added a two-run homer in support of Jake Peavy, who walked five in six innings but only gave up three runs, two of which were earned.

Jordan Danks made his major-league debut as a pinch-runner late in the game for Konerko and was promptly doubled off first on a tough-luck liner (it wasn't his fault). John's brother was added to the 40 and 25-man rosters prior to Thursday's game as Kosuke Fukudome was placed on the disabled list.

Here's a nugget: When A.J. Pierzynski was called about being dealt away from Minnesota in November of 2003, he thought he was getting traded to the Cubs. Great stuff in this piece from Chuck Garfien.

Chris Kamka takes on anyone who still is focusing on Adam Dunn's strikeouts and batting average -- which, really, if you're thinking about Dunn's batting average, you're really missing the point -- and looks at Dunn's offensive success in general this season.

David Kaplan looked back at the White Sox draft and previewed the upcoming interleague slate:

Around the division: Detroit beat Cleveland 7-5 to keep the White Sox 1 12 games ahead of the Indians, DL'd Tigers starter Doug Fister is slowly improving, Kansas City moved quickly to sign first-round pick Kyle Zimmer and "Jeff Mansihp."

Adam Eaton returns to White Sox lineup vs. Rays

Adam Eaton returns to White Sox lineup vs. Rays

Adam Eaton is back in the White Sox lineup in their contest against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night on CSN+.

Eaton will bat in the leadoff spot and play right field.

"It’s nice to be back in there and I’m excited," Eaton said prior to Tuesday night's game. "They played really well yesterday, so hopefully we can keep up that same intensity. As I’ve said, I’m excited to get back out there."

Manager Robin Ventura held Eaton out of the game on Monday night, saying that he still needed time to recuperate. But the White Sox outfielder is ready to go.

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Eaton left last week’s game against the Cleveland Indians after crashing into the wall while making a catch. He missed the next three games.

Eaton, who got the wind knocked out of him during the catch, took and passed concussion tests.

Preview: Chris Sale starts for White Sox against Rays tonight on CSN+

Preview: Chris Sale starts for White Sox against Rays tonight on CSN+

The White Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, and you can catch all the action on CSN+. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Tonight’s starting pitching matchup: Chris Sale (16-9, 3.19 ERA) vs. Alex Cobb (1-1, 6.16 ERA)

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