A 15-minute talk in March made this week’s news about Tony La Russa meeting with the manager-less Chicago White Sox not all that surprising. Months ago, a phone call with the former Cardinals manager during what should have been baseball’s season-opening week found a Hall of Famer suffering from a severe case of baseball withdrawal.
The White Sox have a rising young star at the top of their starting rotation. They have an old-school veteran in the No. slot.
P Kenta Maeda Minnesota Twins; Griffin Canning Los Angeles Angels; Zach Plesac Cleveland Indians. C Yasmani Grandal Chicago White Sox; James McCann Chicago White Sox; Roberto Perez Cleveland Indians. B Matt Olson Oakland Athletics; Evan White Seattle Mariners; Yuli Gurriel Houston Astros.