From the weekend:
The White Sox Opening Day roster is set, with Eduardo Escobar, Nate Jones and Zach Stewart winning the three spots up for grabs on the team. Jones was the most surprising selection; the 26-year-old hasn't pitched an inning above Double-A in his career. But he has more upside than his competition (Brian Bruney, Eric Stults), and as the last man out of the bullpen, there's not much harm in bringing him to Texas.
Conor Jackson was signed to a minor-league deal and will provide organizational depth in the outfield as well at first and third base. The former Arizona top prospect was cut from Rangers camp, paving his way to the White Sox.
Your game recaps: The Sox mustered just two hits in a loss to Kansas City on Friday, John Danks had a successful outing in his final spring tuneup Saturday and Dayan Viciedo hit his first home run of the spring in a 13-run outburst Sunday.
Adam Dunn's final Cactus League line: .255.415.569, 14 walks, 10 strikeouts, 5 home runs. And that's a pretty good reason for optimism.
Speaking of optimism, Kenny Williams is brimming with it. The White Sox GM also took batting practice.
The Sox probably can't afford to lose one of their five starters to stay in contention. That makes the health of Jake Peavy one of the most important storylines in 2012, if it wasn't already.
Ever wondered what Wilson Betemit and Jim Thome have in common when it comes to home runs? Chris Kamka has the answer and more in his 10 "useless but interesting" spring training facts.
The Sox won't face Yu Darvish in this week's opening series against Texas. In other news: OPENING WEEK IS THIS WEEK.
Around the division: Ubaldo Jimenez did this.
Judge for yourself. The video doesn't really tell us much, although I find it hard to believe Jimenez won't be suspended for what appeared to be a pretty intentional beanball (although he says otherwise).
In non-brouhaha news, Drew Smyly won Detroit's fifth starter gig, Kansas City hasn't named Joakim Soria's ninth-inning replacement and Minnesota looks to have a pretty deep bench.