The White Sox made one of the frugal signings of the winter, inking shortstop Jimmy Rollins to a deal with $2 million. That investment is already paying off for Chicago, writes David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune.
Rollins' personalities have opened the door for a camaraderie to be built within the clubhouse, and those close to the team say that's the biggest difference with this year's version of the White Sox. And winning two tighter games to open the season is exactly what manager Robin Ventura is hoping to see, as his job could be on the line if this fails.
More from around the American League Central:
- The GFS, a US weather model, forecasts temperatures around the country. Detroit is projected to have their coldest home opener in 116 years, with temperatures around freezing for the first pitch.
- Indians right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall is scheduled to start his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus today. He opened the season on the disabled list with a strained right forearm and sore left wrist.
- Cody Decker, first baseman and apparent filmmaker, said he was drawn to signing with Kansas City because of the people.
- Everybody heads to the ballpark for some baseball, and some good eats. Well the Twins released their new food lineup for Target Field and Pizza Luce, chili and poutine are joining the menu.