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White Sox eager to get into intrasquad action

White Sox eager to get into intrasquad action

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The White Sox move to their intrasquad portion of the Spring Training program with a 12:30 p.m. CT first pitch Tuesday on one of the back fields at Camelback Ranch. Chris Beck and Andre Rienzo get the start for the respective teams, and manager Robin Ventura expects all of his everyday position players to be in the lineups.

Those lineups will include Jose Abreu, getting his first look in live-game action.

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"Even tomorrow you're excited to see guys out playing a game," Ventura said. "But when you're playing against another team, it always takes it to a different level and it'll be nice to see him out there.

"I'm sure [Abreu] wants to get out there as much as everybody wants to see him out there because he's tired of answering questions of what ifs and things like that. He's ready to go, too."

Ventura is looking forward to getting players in a game situation before Cactus League action starts Friday against the Dodgers.

"See how guys are moving around," Ventura said. "Pitchers, just see where they're at in all of this. Get guys in the game. You're starting to get a little more in-game situations."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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