White Sox: Jordan Guerrero to start against Cincinnati Reds
White Sox left-handed pitching prospect to make start against Reds on Sunday. Veteran pitcher had a solid outing on Saturday against Mariners.
Chicago White Sox pitching prospect Jordan Guerrero will make his Cactus League debut on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds. Guerrero, pitched last season for Double-A Birmingham but was left off the Sox 40-man roster for this upcoming season.
The left-hander compiled a 7-12 record and a 4.18 ERA for the Barons in 2017 and was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training this year. Guerrero, a 15th round draft pick in 2012, will need more development this Spring as he continues to move up in the Sox farm system. He has pitched the last two seasons with Birmingham with an overall 14-20 record, 4.49 ERA, and 244 strikeouts.
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This past Saturday, veteran left-hander Hector Santiago had a solid outing for the Sox against the Seattle Mariners. Santiago pitched two scoreless innings although he gave up five hits and recorded just one strikeout. The 30-year-old could be an option for the Sox as a starter to begin this season with Carlos Rodon not returning until June due to recovering from surgery last September.
The Sox were able to win its contest against the Mariners on Saturday 5-3 thanks in large part to some of their younger players who received non-roster invites to Spring Training. Luis Basabe hit a double in the top of the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie against Seattle. This was after the Sox tied the game on a wild pitch which scored Jake Elmore and moved Jacob May to second base to set up the go-ahead run.
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Sox pitching prospect Dane Dunning pitched 1.2 innings on Saturday and allowed an earned run on a sacrifice fly to Braden Bishop which scored Taylor Motter. Dunning had a wild pitch, hit a batter and recorded one strikeout while allowing just one hit. Jake Burger, the Sox first-round draft pick from 2017 hit a triple to start the ninth inning and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Jose Rondon. The Sox contest against the Reds can be heard on WGN-AM 720 starting at 2:05 CT on Sunday.