BALTIMORE -- Scott Linebrink and seven of his teammates made a special trip to Bethesda Naval Hospital on Saturday morning, visiting with approximately 20 patients and families in the surgical ward.
The White Sox reliever was joined by Mark Buehrle, John Danks, Mark Kotsay, Juan Pierre, J.J. Putz, Sergio Santos and Matt Thornton in a 90-minute visit organized by Linebrink with the White Sox community relations department.
Players brought signed hats and wore camouflage White Sox jerseys to see these men who were part of troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and were sent to the hospital for surgery and care. They took those jerseys literally off their backs and gave them to the soldiers, also signing autographs and visiting with the nursing staff.
It was the second year in a row the White Sox visited the hospital.