Sox Spring Update…

Welcome back to the “Knight Fever” blog. I have spent the majority of the week putting the finishing touches on the 2012 Knights media guide. I’m ready to give it one last look and then it is done! That’s one thing I can check off my list.

Anyways, it’s time to get back to some baseball. The White Sox have been busy, so let’s get right to it.

The Sox lost to the LA Dodgers on Friday by a score of 17-4.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:

Dallas McPherson (2011 Knights)
McPherson went 1-4 with an RBI for the Sox on Friday and played both first base and third base in the game. A native of nearby Greensboro, NC, McPherson appeared in 11 games with Chicago last season and is now hoping to stick with the club when they break camp in less than two weeks.

Currently, McPherson is hitting .350 (7-20) with five runs, two triples, and two RBIs this spring.

For the Knights a season ago, McPherson posted a .283 mark with 20 home runs and 69 RBIs. The Minor League veteran has hit 192 home runs over nine seasons in the Minors.

He was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 44th round of the 1998 June Amateur Draft.

Dan Remenowsky (2011 Knights)
Remenowsky was the last reliever in the game on Friday and went two scoreless innings for the Sox. It was his first appearance in a Major League spring game so far this year.

A season ago, Remenowsky posted a 2-2 mark with a 4.40 ERA in 18 games with the Knights. The Ohio native also went 4-2 with a 2.79 ERA and seven saves over 26 games with Double-A Birmingham. He fanned 53 batters over 38.2 innings pitched.

Keep an eye on:

Eduardo Escobar (2011 Knights)
A native of Venezuela, Escobar, 23, has been sharp with the bat this spring for the Sox. Through 14 games, Escobar is hitting .480 with one home run, six RBIs, five runs, two doubles, and two stolen bases.

A defensive whiz, Escobar is looking to make the Big League roster when the club breaks camp. It will be interesting to see what happens. Does Escobar begin the year in Charlotte as the club’s everyday shortstop? Or, is he a valuable utilty player for the Sox this year?

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