• Bob Knight, Tony LaRussa and Rafael Palmeiro all were in attendance at Camelback Ranch on Friday, with Knight speaking to the White Sox players and coaches in the home clubhouse a few hours before their Cactus League contest against the Cubs. Palmeiro's son, Patrick, is an infielder in the White Sox Minor League system and working out on the Minor League side.
• Chris Sale tossed seven innings and 100 pitches during a simulated game on Thursday's team off-day. Sale will pitch Tuesday at home against the A's, before making his second straight Opening Day start on March 31 in Chicago against the Twins.
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