- Jarrod Dyson RF
- A.J. Pollock CF
- Paul Goldschmidt 1B
- Alex Avila C
- Yasmany Tomas DH
- Chris Owings 3B
- Daniel Descalso 2B
- Nick Ahmed SS
- Jeremy Hazelbaker LF
+ Albert Suarez P
Interesting to see how far the team looks to push Suarez in this start. With Randall Delgado slated to start the season off on the disabled list, there’s a need for a long reliever, and Suarez is one of the candidates. He’ll need to claim a roster spot due to his Rule 5 status. Also of note: three potential pitchers worked a minor-league game yesterday against the Giants’ AAA team. Here’s how they did.
- Chafin: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 20 pitches (14 strikes).
- Boxberger: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 15 pitches (9 strikes).
- McFarland: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 38 pitches (30 strikes).
Despite the team saying “No TV or radio” in their game notes, looks like this game will be available on the MLB Network, in the Arizona area. Not sure if it’ll be our commentary team or the White Sox crew.