White Sox morning roundup


White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Brent Morel went 1-4 with a strikeout against San Diego -- but more importantly, he didn't take a walk. That makes it an even 50 trips to the plate in spring training without the third baseman drawing a free pass, which is a concerning trend given his results last year.

The White Sox lost that game to San Diego by a score of 13-2, with Dylan Axelrod failing to put together a great outing results-wise. The best bet is, right now, Zach Stewart has the inside edge to win a long relief spot in the bullpen, although there's still plenty of time for that to change. Gavin Floyd was roughed up in the Sox other game, allowing six runs in his final inning of work against Colorado.

The new food options at U.S. Cellular Field sound awesome. Among the new offerings is a hot dog with pastrami bacon. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Various projections have the White Sox pegged to be a mediocre-to-bad team. That doesn't mean they definitely will sit in the 77-win range, but it's the most likely outcome of the 2012 season.

This one was fun to compile: There have been 18 home runs by American League pitchers since the designated hitter was established in 1973. Click the link to see who joins Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland on the list.

Omar Vizquel will make the Blue Jays. Prost!

Around the division: Progressive Field is going green, the Indians released Cristian Guzman, Luis Mendoza and Danny Duffy will round of Kansas City's rotation, Nick Nelson runs down Minnesota's starting pitching and Joel Zumaya's going to "give it one more shot."

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson out at least 10 days with foot injury

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson out at least 10 days with foot injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The leading candidate to be the team’s starting center fielder, Charlie Tilson has been temporarily shut down after he suffered a stress reaction in his right foot.

Tilson suffered the injury while running in a workout on Friday and had an MRI performed on Saturday. A team official said Tilson’s injury isn’t as severe as a fracture but he’d be sidelined for 10 days, at which point he’d be re-evaluated. Acquired last July, the White Sox rookie was already rehabbing from a torn left hamstring that ended his 2016 season early.

The White Sox acquired the New Trier High School product from the St. Louis Cardinals last July in exchange for left-hander Zach Duke. Tilson was immediately called up as the White Sox intended to try him out in center field the rest of the season. But Tilson suffered a season-ending injury in his major league debut while tracking down a fly ball and had surgery several days later.

Tilson had made good progress in his rehab and was a full participant in a hitter’s camp at Camelback Ranch last month. Earlier this week, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Tilson was a top candidate to take over as the club’s starting center fielder if he was healthy.

CSN's Dan Hayes meets the White Sox Dan Hayes

CSN's Dan Hayes meets the White Sox Dan Hayes

Is the White Sox clubhouse big enough for two Dan Hayeses?

We're about to find out this spring training as CSN White Sox Insider Dan Hayes covers the team, which includes first base prospect Danny Hayes.

The Sox prospect Hayes battled .250 with 10 homers and 42 RBIs in 55 games for Charlotte last season.

The big-league hopeful and White Sox beat reporter spoke with CSN's Chuck Garfien about the similarities the two (don't) have.

No word yet on whether they'll battle the two Rougned Odors and Geovani/Geovany Sotos to an Anchoman-style duel.

Check it all out in the hilarious video above.