Congratulations, White Sox fans. You made it to another Opening Day, and it's truly one worth waiting for.
The Sox spent the final weekend of the preseason tying up their own loose ends. They finalized their 25-man roster by adding Kyle Drabek while buying themselves some time with the Eric Surkamp decision by putting him on the DL alongside Chris Sale and Jake Petricka.
Robin Ventura also officially named Micah Johnson the starter at second base, although he'll have some help in the first week with Carlos Sanchez taking Sale's spot until a fifth starter is needed.
Johnson will be hitting ninth, where the club hopes he can set the table for the table-setters.That's great news, mostly because he'd be batting second on Opening Day in previous years. Melky Cabrera really makes this a professional outfit:
|1||Alejandro De Aza||Alejandro De Aza||Adam Eaton||Adam Eaton|
|2||Brent Morel||Jeff Keppinger||Marcus Semien||Melky Cabrera|
|3||Adam Dunn||Alex Rios||Conor Gillaspie||Jose Abreu|
|4||Paul Konerko||Adam Dunn||Jose Abreu||Adam LaRoche|
|5||A.J. Pierzynski||Paul Konerko||Adam Dunn||Avisail Garcia|
|6||Alex Rios||Dayan Viciedo||Avisail Garcia||Alexei Ramirez
|7||Alexei Ramirez||Alexei Ramirez||Alejandro De Aza||Conor Gillaspie
|8||Dayan Viciedo||Tyler Flowers||Alexei Ramirez||Tyler Flowers|
|9||Gordon Beckham||Gordon Beckham||Tyler Flowers||Micah Johnson|
|SP||John Danks||Chris Sale||Chris Sale||Jeff Samardzija|
(*Note: Robin Ventura flipped Gillaspie and Ramirez from the first lineup he posted on Sunday.)