White Sox Spring Game #3

The Chicago White Sox faced the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday in game three of their spring training schedule. It was much of the same for the Sox, who lost for the third time in three tries — losing to the Brew Crew by a score of 10-6. Chicago is now 0-3 on the early spring season.

Let’s take a look at some of the players that stood out in game three:

Brent Lillibridge — (2009-2010 Knights)
Lillibridge started at second base on Wednesday and hit in the leadoff spot for the Sox. The Everett, Washington native went 1-3 at the plate with a walk and a stole base. He is currently hitting .429 (3-7) on the spring season.

Lillibridge, 28, established himself as a solid utilty player for the Sox last season. The former Braves farmhand hit a career-best 13 home runs for Chicago in just 97 games in 2011. Throughout the course of the season, Lillibridge played all three outfield positions, as well as first base, second base, and DH.

The former fourth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared in 67 games with the Knights in 2009 and 48 games with the Knights in 2010.

Jared Mitchell
Mitchell stood out for the Sox in Wednesday’s 10-6 loss to the Brewers. Mitchell, a first-round pick of the White Sox in the 2009 draft, launched his first home run of spring training, and it was just the second home run by a White Sox batter this spring (Dan Johnson has Chicago’s other spring homer).

The 23-year-old spent the entire 2011 season with Winston-Salem (A) and hit .222 with nine home runs and 58 RBIs. It was his first season back on the diamond after missing the entire 2010 campaign due to an injury suffered during a spring training game in March of 2010 (a torn tendon, suffered from a collision with an outfield wall, cost him the 2010 season).

This year, Mitchell is back in spring training with the Sox. On Wednesday, he took another step forward.

Former Knights of Note:

Jordan Danks (2010-11 Knights)
Danks went 1-3 with a double. The 2011 MiLB Gold Glove award-winner is hitting .333 (2-6) through three games.

Brent Morel (2010 Knights)
Morel, who appeared in 81 games for the Knights in 2010, has been sharp at the plate so far this spring. Morel went 2-3 at the plate on Wednesday and added a double and run scored. The California native is currenty hitting .600 (3-5) in two games.

Keep an Eye On:

Ray Olmedo
Olmedo, 30, was signed as a Minor League free agent this offseason and received an invite to spring training. The Venezuelan infielder is battling for a spot this spring on the White Sox.

On Wednesday, Olmedo went 1-1 with a run scored and is 2-4 through two games this spring.

Olmedo has spent parts of the past 13 seasons in the Minors. Last season, he appeared in 124 games with Triple-A Durham. Throughtout his career, Olmedo has been known to play second base, third base, shortstop, left field, and right field.

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