Sox lefty Sale will start opener for 2nd straight year
MARYVALE, Ariz. - After naming Chris Sale his opening-day starter Monday, White Sox manager Robin Ventura asked the questioner, "Does that shock you?" It will be the second straight opening-day start for Sale, who went 11-14 with a 3.07 ERA and made the American League All-Star squad.
Braves Daily News Digest: 3/11
A day after Kris Medlen left the mound clutching at his elbow , Brandon Beachy left the game after pitching 2 innings despite being scheduled to pitch 4 innings.
Call to the Pen
Zach Stewart acquired by Atlanta Braves from Chicago White Sox
Looking to bring in some additional depth for their starting rotation, the Atlanta Braves have acquired right-hander Zach Stewart from the Chicago Whites Sox.
Braves trade for Zach Stewart
Yesterday Kris Medlen left his spring training start with forearm tightness, and today the Braves acquired pitching depth via a trade with the White Sox .
Rasmus Trade Revisited
"The adjustments he made a year ago seem to have stuck with him over the winter and Rasmus looks to be in a good position to build on a break-out season that saw him slash .276/.338/.501 with 22 home runs and 66 RBI."
A surprisingly finalized rotation
I suppose Scott Merkin is only burying the lede here if I presume he looked at pre-season plans for the White Sox to plug Felipe Paulino right into the starting rotation with the same skepticism I did.