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Buehrle’s made eight early April trips to the mound, one better than White Sox legend Billy Pierce.
“It’s another opening day start,” said Buehrle. “I think once you retire and sit back and look at everything you’ve accomplished and everything you’ve done, I think it will stand out a little bit more. I’m thankful the guys made the decision to throw me back out there when there’s three other guys just as capable as I am to go out there and do it.”
Buehrle is just 31 years old. He begins his 11th season with the White Sox. Among the accolades on his resume, last season’s perfect game, only the 18th ever in baseball history.
“We’ve had a good spring,” said Lou Piniella, Cubs Manager. “We’re leaving relatively healthy. We’ve pitched quite well and I’ll tell you we’re going to swing the bats a little better than we have the past week or so.”