GLENDALE, Ariz. — Avisail Garcia hit a solo homer in the fourth and singled in a run in the fifth, and the White Sox beat the Padres, 6-1, behind six scoreless innings from starter John Danks.
Three relievers combined to allow one hit the rest of the way, with lefty Dan Jennings allowing an unearned run.
Garcia played right field for the first time since bruising his right wrist.
The White Sox entered Wednesday’s game at Camelback Ranch second in the Majors with 33 spring training homers.
Jose Abreu got a routine day off after fouling a ball off his left foot on consecutive days.
“I’m good, I’m good,” he said through translator Billy Russo. ”I don’t feel anything. It’s just baseball — two fouls in two days. I feel good. I feel good.”
The first baseman was fitted for a protective brace after a foul ball Monday. He didn’t wear it for his first two at-bats Tuesday, then put it on for his third. When he fouled a pitch off, it hit between the protective padding.
One day after Adam Eaton uncorked a throw with his surgically repaired left shoulder, manager Robin Ventura said he’d be comfortable playing him at any of the three outfield spots.
“It can be more of what he’s comfortable with too,” he said. “We are trying to get him moved around so he can play all three, and then we’ll see what fits the best.”
Robin on D
Ventura had a classic quote when asked whether his team’s bumbling defense frustrated him last season.
“I don’t teach them to make errors,” he said. “Believe me.”
Billion with a ‘B’
In its annual team valuation, Forbes listed the White Sox as worth $1.05 billion, up from $975 million last season and, as was the case last season, 16th-highest in baseball.
The Cubs ranked fifth at $2.2 billion.
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