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White Sox Spring Training Notes: Frazier Injured, Anderson to Lead by Example this Season

GLENDALE, AZ – White Sox third-baseman Todd Frazier was held out of practice on Wednesday due to what is being classified as lower-body soreness by the White Sox, or more specifically according to Frazier himself, “Have to say it’s probably an oblique strain. It’s something I’ve dealt with before but at the same time, from what I’ve heard they’re not anything to mess with. So let’s take a couple days and see how it is.”

The injury to Frazier is the second injury to surface in the early portion of Sox camp thus far, with Charlie Tilson being shut down earlier this week with a foot stress reaction until the White Sox reevaluate him next week, but neither injury are seen as major concerns at this point by the White Sox coaching staff.

White Sox Manager Rick Renteria said that Frazier was day-to-day at this point, and that the team would back him up, and that Renteria would need to,“see where he’s at before (he) could determine how long they need to push him back.

High Praise from Exec. VP Williams

White Sox Executive VP of Baseball Operations Kenny Williams delivered some high marks for White Sox pitching prospect Reynaldo Lopez on Tuesday, saying that Lopez has been the most impressive young arm in camp thus far. To this point, all of the young White Sox arms have been drawing high marks from the front-office and coaching staff alike.

Narvaez Excited for Chance to Work with Soto, Young Core of Pitchers

Add White Sox catcher Omar Narvaez to the list of people within the White Sox wielding the compliments for the young pitchers in camp as well, as Narvaez described Zack Burdi as, “Nasty” and simply saying “wow” in regards to Lucas Giolito after catching the two recently in camp.

Narvaez also touched on his excitement for the chance to work with veteran catcher Geovany Soto this spring,

“Every time I spend some time with him it makes me a lot better,” Narvaez said. “He was one of the catchers I always followed.

“He has been doing a lot for me, especially a lot of mental situations we talk about.”

Narvaez, 25, says that he followed Soto’s career from his time with the Cubs when he (Narvaez) was a teenager.

Anderson has Chance to Become Clubhouse Leader this Spring

White Sox Manager Rick Renteria see’s Tim Anderson as a potential clubhouse leader this season, despite it only being his second year with the ball club,

“We talked about him just being a leader by example,” Renteria said, “He doesn’t have to say much, but I said, ‘You can if you want.’ But just be a leader by example by going about your business and I think he’s going to continue to develop and be a pretty good piece.”

Anderson has been exuding a great deal of confidence at camp thus far, while he and fellow teammate Tyler Saladino have already been quoted this spring speaking about their excitement in leading the charge in the White Sox youth movement this season.

Stay with us here at The Loop Sports all spring as we will be providing frequent updates of the happenings around Camelback Ranch, Cactus League game recaps and analysis, and deep-dive analysis into the story-lines to watch for this spring!

 

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