Rollins, Avila making first spring appearances for White Sox

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Jimmy Rollins is leading off and playing shortstop for the White Sox Friday. Getty Images.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Todd Frazier, Brett Lawrie and Melky Cabrera will start for the second consecutive day, while Jimmy Rollins and Alex Avila get their first starts in Cactus League play when the White Sox host the Cleveland Indians at Camelback Ranch Friday.

Held to three hits in their first game of the spring against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, the Sox face Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer on Friday. Jacob Turner, who is vying for a spot on the Sox opening day roster, starts for the Sox.

First baseman Adam LaRoche will make his first start of the spring.

Here is manager Robin Ventura’s lineup:

Jimmy Rollins SS

Brett Lawrie 2B

Jose Abreu DH

Todd Frazier 3B

Melky Cabrera LF

Adam LaRoche 1B

Jason Coats RF

Alex Avila C

J.B. Shuck CF

Jacob Turner P

The Sox’ custom is to avoid using their starting pitchers (and relievers as well) in games against AL Central teams. Probables to follow Turner to the mound today: Michael Ynoa, Peter Tago, Matt Purke, Scott Carroll, Will Lamb, Tommy Kahnle and Chris Beck.

Chris Sale, Carlos Rodon, Nate Jones and Erik Johnson are throwing on the side today.

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