Joyce, 36, is on a minor-league contract so he will have to make the team. He’s off to a pretty good start. He had a couple of hits Wednesday and is 5 for 10 with a homer and three walks.
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Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel and Lance Lynn have spent the offseason trading opinions on who will log the most innings in the White Sox rotation. The top three starting pitchers have all shown the ability to be workhorses. Lynn, the newcomer, led baseball in inning pitched last season.
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"But I'm not focused on that, I'm focused more on my average. If my average is there, the homers are going to be there."
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Outlook: Versatility was the buzzword of the winter, and about the only player in baseball who can do as much as Gonzalez is teammate Kike Hernandez. Gonzalez has played every position except pitcher and catcher, and he's one of only two players to appear in at least 130 games each at first, second, third, short and the outfield. A switch hitter who has hit exactly .261 from both sides of the plate, Gonzalez is notorious for grinding at-bats and he has already played a pivotal role in a World Series winner in Houston.mlb-facemasks.comMlb Fanatics Face MaskThe strikeouts are a concern with Kingery, especially because the team has asked him to make adjustments to his swing this spring, shorten it, take some of the lift out of it and try to hit more gap-to-gap line drives. In three big-league seasons, he has a strikeout rate of 27.8 percent and a walk rate of just 6.1 percent.
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