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Gamethread: White Sox at Tigers

It’s a battle of screwy lefties, Santiago vs. Liriano, on Alfredo González Day!

Chicago White Sox Photo Day
Big Day: Today’s tilt at the Tigers is guaranteed to be unforgettable for at least one White Sox player, Alfredo González, who is making his major league debut after nine seasons in the minors.
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After nine minor league seasons and 421 games, just 28 of them at the Triple-A level, Alfredo González makes his major league debut today at catcher for the Chicago White Sox vs. the Detroit Tigers.

González has a career slash in the minors of .233/.319/.304 and has caught 35% of base stealers. He’s also pitched a third of an inning, in case things get truly out of hand today, hitting one batter and whiffing the other, for a career K/9 of, oh, 27.00.

Old friend-for-three-months and guy who cost us future Minnesota Twins cleanup hitter Eduardo Escobar, Francisco Lirano, takes the bump for Detroit today. Pesky Leonys Martin is out of the lineup against lefty White Sox starter Hector Santiago, breaking up the Martin-Nicholas Castellanos-Jeimer Candelario juggernaut from last night.