Morning Marquee: White Sox great Minnie Minoso passes away; Cubs Strop ready for big 2015


On Sunday, baseball lost one of its greats, as Minnie Minoso passed away at the age of 90. After Chicago just recently lost “Mr. Cubs” Ernie Banks, the man known as “Mr. White Sox” has passed as well. The two were the first black players for their respective teams, and Minoso is largely recognized as the first Latino star. The loss of these two has made the Chicago winter that much colder.

Pedro Strop was a key component to a bullpen that was a strength for the Chicago Cubs. After a tough offseason, including a car accident. The crash didn’t cause any serious injury, but had the internet abuzz for a short time. Now Strop is at camp and focused, ready to build on the solid year he had in 2014 as the Cubs look to become contenders in the NL Central.

The Cubs’ Tsuyoshi Wada has been dealing with a sore hamstring, but so far it hasn’t caused the lefty any setbacks, and he’s maintained his schedule this spring. The team has entered camp with very few injuries, and Wada is one of them. Skipper Joe Maddon said he looked good in his first BP, and didn’t show any sort of restriction.

‘Mr. White Sox Minnie Minoso passes away’ – Southside Showdown

‘Pedro Strop ready to dominate for Cubs in 2015’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs’ Wada making progress from hamstring injury’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Miguel Montero looking to be a leader for young Cubs team’ – Cubbies Crib

‘MLB should tread lightly with Josh Hamilton’ – Call to the Pen

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