Pregame Notes: Danks, White Sox take on Texas Rangers


Feb 15, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher

John Danks

(50) throws the ball in the bullpen during spring taining at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox (4-5) will look to build on Monday’s win against Milwaukee in an afternoon matchup with the Texas Rangers (3-7) at Camelback Ranch. First pitch is slated for 3:05 p.m. CT.

Chicago will turn to left-hander John Danks (0-0, 0.00 ERA) for today’s tilt. The southpaw has pitched three innings so far this spring, and notched a pair of punch outs in the appearance.

Texas counters with a southpaw of their own in the recently-signed Joe Saunders, who was acquired in hopes of shoring up the team’s starting rotation in the first half of the season as Derek Holland continues to rehab from an offseason knee surgery.

The game will be broadcast at via an exclusive webcast.

Here are today’s starting lineups.

First, for your Chicago White Sox:

And for the Texas Rangers: