White Sox players take part in Strike Out Cancer Day

MINNEAPOLIS -- White Sox players took part in "Strike Out Cancer Day" across Major League Baseball on Tuesday by wearing K Cancer T-shirts with a large, backward K in colors representative of their team city. The day is an extension of the ongoing initiative 108 Stitches led by St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte.

Tyler Flowers, the White Sox players representative and team representative for this cause, spoke of the White Sox supporting Motte's initiative but also picking St. Baldrick's Foundation as their cancer-based charity of choice. St. Baldrick's is directed at conquering childhood cancers, with pitcher John Danks having previously been involved in the cause by getting his head shaved during Spring Training as a show of support for kids going through treatment.

"It's a great cause and it's also helping each team individually, too," Flowers said. "They decided to try to get everybody on board and really promote it and they picked a specific day. I think it's a good event for a good cause."

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