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AL Central Notes: White Sox saga, Michael Brantley rehab, Twins Bachelor party

The latest news surrounding the teams in the AL Central.

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This Adam LaRoche- White Sox saga just doesn't appear to have an end in sight. The latest batch of news has the White Sox looking pretty bad, as it has been reported that the team was the one that OK'd LaRoche's son to be there 100% of the time when they signed him. When the decision was made to ask LaRoche to not have his son there, certain players took exception to it, including ace pitcher Chris Sale.

It got so bad that some of the players considered boycotting their game against the Milwaukee Brewers and had to be persuaded to play by manager Robin Ventura.

The latest around the rest of the American League Central:

  • More from this LaRoche saga is over at South Side Sox, where Jim Maargalus says it's impossible to relate to Adam LaRoche.
  • Moving to the other teams in the division, the Indians made some news yesterday. First they signed Marlon Byrd to a minor league deal. Then they got some good news regarding star outfielder Michael Brantley. He returned to his first game action, with the minor league squad, since having surgery in November to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
  • 2015 was a tough year for the Detroit Tigers, but if their was some positives, it would start with Ian Kinsler becoming a more vocal leader, says Katie Strang of
  • Mike Moustakas altered his game in order to beat the shift, writes Christina Kahral of Moustakas went to hitting coach Dale Sveum and wanted to learn how to adapt his game. The biggest thing? He needed to show opposing pitchers that he could beat the shift.
  • Jesse Lund of Twinkie Town took a look at some of the position battles still going on in spring training.
  • Trevor May lost out on his chance to be in the rotation for the Twins, but will find himself in the bullpen, from Mike Berardino of
  • ."The Bachelor" is apparently a big deal to Phil Hughes and the Minnesota Twins. Hughes and his fiancee put together a menu of a taco bar, Pasilla chicken, Mexican street corn, Korean BBQ and Hughes' fiancee prepared some cookies, throwing a huge party for the team.