Word on the Street: Peavy's rehab turns heads

Word on the Street: Peavy's rehab turns heads

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010
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Peavy's rehab session makes White Sox happy
Two weeks ago, Jake Peavy threw under the watchful eyes of White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper, who came away with uplifting reviews over the results.

"With my eyes, he looked free and easy and was going through what he was doing pretty darn well," said Cooper, who was joined by White Sox head athletic trainer Herm Schneider at Peavy's workout. "I was immediately talking about how he looked looser, freer, easier and quicker.

"He did a heck of a job to be where he's at," said Cooper. "I really didn't think he would be right there. I thought it would be slower, but he hopped right into it and has a chance to be ready."

In addition to the news on Peavy, Cooper stated that Chris Sale will prepare as a starter during spring training but would slide in as closer with a healthy Peavy in place. (mlb.com)
Toews loses award to Joey Votto

It's been an amazing year for Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, but he won't be adding to his 2010 awards list. Toews finished runner-up to Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto for the inaugural QMI Agency Canadian Male Athlete of the Year award.

In hockey's nation it's a true wonder that the guy who led Canada to the gold medal at the Olympics in Vancouver, wins the Conn Smythe trophy and Stanley Cup lost out to the National League MVP. (torontosun.com)

Bulls can't sing for the holidays

Some fan-favorite Bulls players past and present got together to record a Christmas jingle but their lack of talent was clear. Plus, Derrick Rose makes a bold remark in the process. It's definitely a video worth a watch. (huffingtonpost.com)

Wednesday on CSN: White Sox square off against Padres

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Wednesday on CSN: White Sox square off against Padres

The White Sox are back in action in spring training as they square off against the San Diego Padres. Coverage begins this afternoon at 2 p.m. on CSN!

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White Sox: Jose Quintana pleased with final warmup before Opening Day start

White Sox: Jose Quintana pleased with final warmup before Opening Day start

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jose Quintana was pleased with his final warmup before Opening Day.

The White Sox Opening Day starter threw 48 pitches (30 strikes) against a Milwaukee Brewers minor league team at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday. Quintana allowed two hits, two runs (one earned), walked one and struck out three in three-plus innings. He next pitches at home on Monday against the Detroit Tigers.

"I finished my preparation on a high note," Quintana said. "I'm heading to the season with good energy and satisfied with all the worked and effort that I put in my preparation.

"I'm absolutely ready for the season to start."

A tweet from USA Today's Bob Nightengale on Tuesday suggested Quintana will start the season as a member of the White Sox despite myriad rumors. Nightengale noted that the Houston Astros refuse budge on what they're willing to pay for the 2016 All-Star. The White Sox have also held firm on their asking price and haven't been motivated by any of the offers they've received to move Quintana.

The team reduced the number of players still in camp to 34 on Tuesday with the trade of Peter Bourjos and by cutting nonroster invitees Cory Luebke and Matt Purke. Luebke, who has been sidelined for six days after he tweaked his hamstring, finished the spring with a 0.96 ERA in 9 1/3 innings. He can opt out of his minor-league deal in May. Purke struck out eight in eight innings and finished with a 2.25 ERA. 

Both had been in the mix for one of two open bullpen spots.

Fellow reliever Jake Petricka looked much calmer on Tuesday than he did after taking a comebacker off his hand Monday. X-rays were negative and Petricka played catch. He hopes to pitch as scheduled this weekend in Milwaukee. 

"This is just one of those you do everything you can do to stay healthy, and its part of the game you can't control," Petricka said. "You never want that to happen, especially this late in camp. "But we dodged a bullet and we're good to go."

The White Sox also had a close call with second baseman Tyler Saladino, who was hit by a pitch in the left wrist in minor league action on Monday. Saladino received treatment and could return to action on Wednesday.

"He's doing good, we're just holding him back today for my well being," Renteria said.

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Renteria said reliever Juan Minaya is improving but still likely to start the season on the DL. Minaya suffered an abdominal tear in mid-March. 

"He has been improving solidly and responding to the treatments," Renteria said.

Yolmer Sanchez went 2-for-2 with an RBI and scored a run in a 7-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Surprise, Ariz. 

Michael Ynoa allowed an unearned run and a hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings. 

Zack Burdi struck out three in a scoreless inning.