Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
Posted 6:54 p.m.
By Brett Ballantini
Heres a look at who will throw for the Chicago White Sox in their first four exhibitions, from February 28-March 3.
The first spring hurler for the Chisox will be Gavin Floyd, who starts Mondays opener at Camelback Ranch vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, followed by long-relief wannabe Lucas Harrell, early eye-raiser Miguel Socolovich, Jeff Gray, long reliever Tony Pena, Brandon Hynick, lefty specialist Will Ohman, Gregory Infante, and Jhonny Nunez.
On March 1, Mark Buehrle starts vs. the Milwaukee Brewers, followed by waiver pickup Phil Humber, aspiring closers Matt Thornton and Sergio Santos, Josh Kinney, rookie phenom Chris Sale, and free agent fireballer Jesse Crain.
On Wednesday, Edwin Jackson gets the call at Goodyear, Ariz., vs. the Cincinnati Reds. Brian Bruney, Freddy Dolsi, Kyle Cofield, Kyle Bellamy, Anthony Carter, and Nate Jones following.
John Danks starts the March 3 game vs. the Seattle Mariners, with only Ohman and Socolovich on the schedule as relievers.
Jake Peavy is tentatively scheduled to fill the No. 5 slot by starting the fifth exhibition game, at the Los Angeles Angels.
On Sunday, Feb. 27, the White Sox will have an intersquad game, with scheduled pitchers Cofield, Dolsi, Jones, Carter, Bellamy and Charlie Leesman all scheduled to throw two innings.
Brett Ballantini is CSNChicago.com's White Sox Insider. Follow him @CSNChi_Beatnik on Twitter for up-to-the-minute White Sox information.