White Sox Spring Training News and Notes

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The first week of spring training is in the books for the Chicago White Sox, and the exhibition schedule kicks off this week as well. Here is some of the news, notes and images from the first week of White Sox spring training.

Adam Eaton will not play the outfield in cactus league play for the time being, according to multiple

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media reports he is still working his way back from offseason arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Eaton might see some time at the designated hitter’s spot in the interim, like he did this morning during the teams first inter-squad action.

In other Adam Eaton news, Eaton apologized Monday morning for a tweet that he sent while viewing The Oscars on Sunday night. Eaton tweeted “What does it always have to be about black and white…? #American.” in reaction to host Chris Rock’s opening monologue about racial inequality in America. Eaton told the media Monday morning at White Sox camp: “I feel terrible. I truly do, however it came across, I feel terrible. It was a tweet to basically talk about equality… I apologize to anybody that was offended. I’m not by any stretch of the imagination trying to downplay racism in this country.” Manager Robin Ventura was quoted saying that he would prefer to have his players stay off of social media, saying “To me, it just never goes well. I don’t care what you say”.

I love the tone. Everybody has a role, everybody is taking accountability for themselves and it starts right now from Day 1. With the intrasquads we’ve got today. You can see it, It’s focus. It’s Focus time. – White Sox third basemen Todd Frazier sharing his throughts on the first week of camp.

Carson Fulmer got his first small taste of big league competition this afternoon when he started for Team Frazier in today’s intrasquad match-up. Fulmer threw two innings, allowing one run, on four hits while striking out two batters. Tyler Danish also threw today, going two innings allowing one run, on one hit , and struck out one hitter.

Todd Frazier singled in his first at-bat, and fellow newcomer Brett Lawrie went 1-2 with an RBI as Team Frazier fell to Team Abreu 5-4 after Daniel Fields hit a game winning three run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Carson Fulmer will get another look on Saturday when the White Sox take on the Kansas City Royals in cactus league play. John Danks pitches Thursday when the White Sox open up cactus league play, and Jacob Turner gets the start Friday versus the Indians.

Take a look at the upcoming schedule for the White Sox, and tune in to MLB Network on Thursday when the Sox open up cactus league play against the Los Angeles Dodgers.