Buehrle won’t face former team this week

Former White Sox ace Mark Buehrle won’t have to face his former team when the Blue Jays come into Chicago this week.

It will also be the first time Buehrle has been at U.S. Cellular Field since he signed a free agent contract with the Miami Marlins last season.

Although he has faced his former team this season, as he pitched 6 1-3 innings in his first career start against the White Sox, allowing two runs and nine hits. The left-hander walked two and struck out three back on April 15th.

Buehrle said it was kind of an out of body experience facing his former teammates that night.

“I tried not to take a look at too many guys stepping into the batter’s box because I knew I’d start laughing or something bad would happen, “I just tried to focus on the glove, which is not me. Usually I’m out looking around and having fun,” Buehrle said.

When Paul Konerko was asked about what it was like to face his friend and former teammate, Konerko replied, “I didn’t have much fun with it, and I don’t think he did, either. But it was a good game, and he pitched well against us.”

Although he won’t pitch this week against the White Sox, the organization will have a video tribute for  at some point during Monday night’s game.

Topics: Del Yates Jr, Mark Buehrle, Paul Konerko, Toronto Blue Jays

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