Intrasquad game marks camp's progress

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago White Sox will take another step forward in their preparations for the regular season Tuesday with the first intrasquad game of spring training.

While the position players are expected to come from the major league roster, the pitchers won't necessarily be automatic Opening Day candidates. Among those scheduled to pitch are Chris Beck, Scott Snodgress, Andre Rienzo, Charlie Leesman and Brian Omogrosso.

"It's to see how guys are moving around," manager Robin Ventura said. "The pitchers, it's 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, and it's good to get that out before we start playing (Cactus League) games."

Avisail Garcia, who missed a day last week after undergoing a procedure for an ingrown toenail, is expected to play.

Reliever Nate Jones, who had a gluteus muscle strain, has started to participate in bullpen sessions, and still hasn't progressed to live batting practice yet. It was doubtful he would have participated in the intrasquad game anyway.

Tuesday's game will take place on a back field at the team's Camelback Ranch facility in an area that is accessible to fans free of charge. The game is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. local time.