Quintana to start Cactus League opener

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jose Quintana will kick off the Chicago White Sox's Cactus League schedule Wednesday when he starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch.

Quintana is expected to open the regular season as the No. 3 starter in the rotation.

Chris Sale is scheduled to be the White Sox’s Opening Day starter and will be followed in the rotation by Jeff Samardzija. After Quintana, John Danks is expected to be the No. 4 starter, with Hector Noesi the current favorite for the No. 5 spot.

Manager Robin Ventura also revealed Thursday the White Sox will play intrasquad games Monday and Tuesday on a back field of the club’s spring training facility.

The games, which likely will start in the mid-morning, typically are played on a field accessible to fans. There is no charge to access at least two of the five fields on the White Sox’s side of the Glendale complex.