White Sox offense off to nice start in Spring Training

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Ryan Cordell
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Ryan Cordell /

White Sox offense score five runs in one inning on Sunday and have a few players off to nice starts after the first weekend of Spring Training action.

The Chicago White Sox have gotten off to a good start during Spring Training. Although it’s a very small sample size, the Sox sit at 2-1 after the first weekend of play in the Cactus League in Arizona. The team has won its last two games thanks to its offense.

With the Sox entering another rebuilding year, this Spring Training will continue to be about the development of young prospects and battles for open spots on the team going into the 2018 season. A few players are off to nice starts as they look to solidify themselves on the team for Opening Day.

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Ryan Cordell, who was acquired last year from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Anthony Swarzak, is trying to win a spot in the Sox outfield this season. Cordell has gotten off to a nice start as he’s hitting .400 through five at-bats so far. On Sunday, in the team’s 8-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds, Cordell was 1-for-2 with an RBI single for the Sox.

The Sox scored five runs in the fourth inning against the Reds after trailing 4-0. Tim Anderson started that inning with a double. The inning was capped off by an RBI single from Luis Alexander Basabe that put the Sox ahead 5-4. Basabe had a clutch RBI double in the Sox 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday and is hitting .500 in four at-bats this spring.

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Matt Davidson, who could be the Sox primary designated hitter to start this season, is also hitting .500 to start Spring Training and hit a three-run home run on Sunday against the Reds. Yes, this is just Spring Training and the Sox haven’t completed a week of action in Arizona. However, the team’s offense having a solid weekend is impressive for young prospects and veterans who are working on establishing themselves on the major league roster.