At long last, baseball is almost upon us! The 2014 season is just around the corner, and the Chicago White Sox have some of the most interesting names in the American League making their roster one to watch. Let's take a look at the 2014 White Sox team and their season ahead.
Coming off of 2013's campaign, the Sox made a number of moves over the winter to jump-start their offense. The long-time face of the franchise, Paul Konerko, will return for his final season and will rotate with newcomer Jose Abreu at first base and Adam Dunn at designated hitter.
A major trade of the offseason sent closer Addison Reed to Arizona for third baseman Matt Davidson, and acquired outfielder Adam Eaton from the same Diamondbacks for pitcher Hector Santiago. The Sox look forward to Abreu and right fielder Avisail Garvia making the lineup more potent in the new year.
On the mound, Chris Sale continues to be among the top starters in all of baseball and leads a rotation that threw better than the team's record indicated last season. John Danks returns from injury and Jose Quintana looks to follow-up on a solid performance. Matt Lindstrom takes over as the team's closer, and an overhauled bullpen hopes to finish more quality starts.
Manager Robin Ventura received an extension in January, and will lead the team forward with a clean slate and some exciting new faces.
This will be the 23rd season the Sox play at US Cellular Field, one of the best ballparks in Major League Baseball. You can buy tickets to any of the Sox 2014 home games here.