How Andrew Vaughn is approaching White Sox spring DH competition

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Will Andrew Vaughn start the season as the White Sox everyday DH? The 2019 first-round pick joins Chuck Garfien to talk about his opportunity to win the job out of spring training, how the pandemic affected his 2020 season, getting hitting tips from Hall of Famer Jim Thome, being “a pain in the rear” in the batter’s box against Lucas Giolito, the respect the players have for new manager Tony La Russa and more.

(2:30) - Preparing for baseball during a pandemic, Vaughn's time training in the White Sox facility in Schaumburg.

(9:20) - Learning how to DH and getting hitting tips from Jim Thome

(12:42) - What Tony La Russa told him before spring training about earning the DH job

(16:00) - Wanting to play like Dustin Pedroia and being compared to a young Billy Butler

(24:20) - Rooming and competing for a job with Gavin Sheets

(27:30) - His excitement about playing in the majors after a year without games

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