White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Robin Ventura's first Opening Day lineup is as follows: De Aza CF, Morel 3B, Dunn DH, Konerko 1B, Pierzynski C, Rios CF, Ramirez SS, Viciedo LF, Beckham 2B, Danks SP.

Chuck Garfien's down in Texas for Opening Day, and he spoke with Paul Konerko on Thursday about what the Sox will do in 2012. As Konerko sees it, they'll do everything "the right way."

Hector Santiago? Matt Thornton? Addison Reed? Whoever winds up closing games for the Sox actually isn't a big deal, since the relief corps is deep and should succeed regardless of who's taking the ball in the ninth.

David Kaplan previewed White Sox opening week in the first installment of the BMO-Harris Bank Look Ahead:

A.J. Pierzynski, Gordon Beckham, Brent Lillibridge and Kenny Williams are Southside in this great Nike ad spot.

Williams was pretty awesome in that Nike commercial, but his comments about disgraced defensive coordinator Gregg Williams -- whose bounty targets included Williams' son, Kyle -- were perfect given his position and the ugliness of this whole situation: "Personally, suspension or not, it's probably best I'm never in a room with Gregg Williams and wonder if such an order crosses the line of the aggressive, competitive spirit we all know and love about the sport and leans closer to a criminal act and therefore litigious matter."

Around the division: Jose Valverde proved why wins are a worthless stat in Detroit's 3-2 win over Boston, Cleveland lost the longest season-opening game on record and was involved in another beanball war, Jonathan Broxton was named Kansas City's closer, and Minnesota got some bad news as Scott Baker was pulled from a minor league rehab start.

Morning Update: White Sox officially announce signing of Luis Robert, split doubleheader

Morning Update: White Sox officially announce signing of Luis Robert, split doubleheader

Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Saturday: 

Preview: Cubs look to avoid getting swept by Dodgers today on CSN

Preview: Knights look to bounce back tonight on CSN

White Sox courting of Luis Robert leads to 'Christmas in May'

Cubs blanked again by Dodgers

Tyler Danish gets win in first big league start as White Sox beat Tigers in first game of doubleheader

After getting shut down by Buck Farmer, White Sox ninth-inning rally falls short

Scott Boras fires back at Jake Arrieta’s critics and makes another Max Scherzer comparison

Blackhawks sign defenseman Michal Kempny to extension

Luis Robert will start journey through White Sox organization in Dominican Summer League

With Ben Zobrist sidelined by sore wrist, Cubs move Ian Happ to second base

Preview: Knights look to bounce back tonight on CSN

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Charlotte Observer

Preview: Knights look to bounce back tonight on CSN

CSN's coverage of the Charlotte Knights continues tonight as the Knights will host the Buffalo Bisons at 7 p.m. on CSN.

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Yoan Moncada who made his return to the Knights yesterday, hit two home runs in four at-bats in a shining preformance for the Knights. 

It's the fifth of eight games that CSN will televise over the next two months to give fans an opportunity to watch the future of the White Sox.

Check out the rest of the television schedule here.