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White Sox News: Sale to start, Floyd/Rockies, Brent Morel, and Johnny Damon

Despite reports that Jake Peavy is ahead of schedule in his rehab, Chris Sale is preparing to be the White Sox 5th starter in 2010…..Sale has begun a conditioning program to build endurance and strengthen his legs…..he needs a defined role headed into 2010…..bouncing between the rotation and bullpen will only stunt his development. [Chicago Breaking Sports]

Kenny Williams has stated that Brent Morel will likely be the White Sox third baseman in 2010…..while he may not have the power of Dayan Viciedo, Morel is a superb defender with gap power…..Ozzie believes he has a better glove than both Joe Crede and Robin Ventura…..Viciedo could potentially fill a void at 1B if they don’t re-sign Konerko or another free agent. [Carrie Muskat/MLB.com]

With A.J. Pierzynski’s return in question, and Tyler Flowers coming off a sub-par minor league season, the White Sox are exploring other free agent catchers…..they have apparently shown an interest in Miguel Olivo, who played for the White Sox from 2002-2005. [Fox Sports]

After yesterday’s news that Kenny Williams would hear offers for Gavin Floyd, we have now learned that the Colorado Rockies have inquired about the right-hander…..the White Sox inquired about the availability of infielder Ian Stewart…..currently, the Rockies do not have a third baseman to replace Stewart if he were traded. [Troy Renck]

The White Sox continue to be aggressive in their pursuit of an established left-handed bat…..in addition to Dunn and Matusi, Kenny Williams is also exploring the possibility of signing Johnny Damon…..with Pierre in LF, I’m not sure why they would want another pie-thrower……Damon hit .271 with 8 HR and 51 RBI in 539 at-bats for the Tigers in 2010. [Phil Rogers]

*This article was also posted on 312Sports.com

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