Giolito to start Sox opener; Cubs’ Rizzo encouraged by progress

Aug 04, 2020 206

When asked again about who is going to start for the White Sox in Friday night’s season opener, manager Rick Renteria answered without actually giving an answer. “I don’t know,” he said on a Zoom call with reporters before the Sox played an exhibition game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. “I’ll let you guys kind of figure it out.”

With that, Renteria wryly held up a Lucas Giolito bobblehead. It was a decision the White Sox’s brain trust likely made months ago, and now it’s official. Giolito is more than qualified to pitch Opening Day against the Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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