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  • Bragging rights: the closers — Hector Rondon or David Robertson

    Bragging rights: the closers — Hector Rondon or David Robertson
    The closers Cubs: Hector Rondon The repertoire: There are no secrets to Rondon's style. "It's hard stuff — in your face," a National League coach said. "The fastball is his main weapon." Rondon spent part of the spring working on his secondary...
  • Bragging rights: the sluggers — Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu

    Bragging rights: the sluggers — Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu
    The sluggers Cubs: Anthony Rizzo The repertoire: "There's nothing to worry about this guy," one major league scout said. Rizzo performed remarkably well despite a lack of protection last season. Rizzo mastered the art of hitting the ball where it's...
  • Despite marked improvement, neither White Sox nor Cubs will make playoffs

    Despite marked improvement, neither White Sox nor Cubs will make playoffs
    How nice that the arrival of baseball season in Chicago doesn't mark the beginning of a race to 95 losses and "Play ball!'' no longer sounds like a threat. For the first time since President Theo Epstein took over, the Cubs believe they can compete...
  • White Sox thankful to be breaking spring camp mostly in good health

    White Sox thankful to be breaking spring camp mostly in good health
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The White Sox stumbled to the spring finish line with a 10-2 loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday, but in manager Robin Ventura's mind, the important thing is they weren't limping there. "Get out healthy" has been the spring...
  • Chicago sports' comforting unchanging landscape

    Chicago sports' comforting unchanging landscape
    As I was saying … Some things you suspect, some things you guess at and some things you just know. The wonderful and enduring thing about Chicago sports is that so little changes. Generations are comforted knowing that what is now is as it...
  • White Sox name Micah Johnson starter at second base

    White Sox name Micah Johnson starter at second base
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Micah Johnson learned he would be making his major-league debut Monday as the White Sox starter at second base, he decided he needed to dole out his gratitude. He called his high school coach and his mother and father —...
  • Jose Abreu excited for 2nd act with improved supporting cast

     Jose Abreu excited for 2nd act with improved supporting cast
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The visitors clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium had cleared out Sunday, White Sox players and many coaches on a team bus heading back to their hotel. Jose Abreu, however, was still hitting in the batting cage, getting in just a few...
  • Chris Sale to pitch in White Sox minor-league game; roster decisions loom

    Chris Sale to pitch in White Sox minor-league game; roster decisions loom
    GLENDALE, Ariz. – White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is scheduled to pitch in his first game of the spring Wednesday, a minor-league game at Camelback Ranch. Sale will aim to throw six innings and 90 pitches as he continues to work his way back from...
  • White Sox closer David Robertson back on the mound and feeling fine

    White Sox closer David Robertson back on the mound and feeling fine
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Red flags were never raised in David Robertson's mind. The forearm soreness experienced by the White Sox's new $46 million closer last week seemed like a bad sign, but eight days after he last pitched, Robertson was back on the...
  • Robin Ventura stresses importance of health as spring training winds down

    Robin Ventura stresses importance of health as spring training winds down
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — When it comes to confidence, White Sox manager Robin Ventura wants his team to take its cue from glass-half-full advocate Jeff Samardzija as the regular season approaches. Samardzija, the designated opening day starter, has...
  • Avisail Garcia wants to make up for lost time with White Sox

    Avisail Garcia wants to make up for lost time with White Sox
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — When Avisail Garcia considered before a workout at Camelback Ranch this week the additions the White Sox made this winter, he offered his prediction that the team would make the playoffs. Then the Sox right fielder quickly...