Hard work pays off for Rodon in spring debut

The first 2017 Cactus League appearance/start for Carlos Rodon during an 11-1 White Sox victory over the Angels on Sunday couldn’t have gone much better. Here’s a small example. In the first inning, Rodon struck out reigning American League Most Valuable Player Mike Trout with what was supposed to be a back-foot slider. “I threw it down the middle by accident,” said Rodon with a sheepish grin. “It worked.”

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