After initially being bothered by plantar fasciitis at the beginning of spring training,
"It's fine," Gillaspie said. "First thing [in the morning] and last thing at night, it's kind of sore, but as far as affecting me playing, it doesn't. It did a little bit when I first got here, but it has gone away. Credit to [White Sox head athletic trainer] Herm [Schneider] for working hard with me every day on that."
While Gillaspie will likely be dealing with discomfort in his foot for most of the season, he said it's nothing he can't manage.
"The workload lessens as you get into the season as far as practice hours go. Obviously, I'm hoping that calms it down a bit, having a little less to do," Gillaspie said. "It's not a big issue."
Gillaspie has not missed a day of action with the injury, although he was given the day off Tuesday after participating in workouts in the morning. He was first noticeably dealing with the issue March 3, when he was gingerly rounding bases.
"Conor has had some foot issues early in camp where I don't think he's where he's going to be (later in the season)," Ventura said. "It's going to improve. He looks better with his glove work but his range, with plantar fasciitis early, he's getting over it. Once he gets over that he'll have better range."
Gillaspie declined to say if he was dealing with any discomfort.
Gillaspie has not done very well in his career against lefties, batting .194. Bonifacio, on the other hand, has done well against lefties in his career, batting .291.
"It makes no difference to me. I'll take on whatever role you want me to take on," Gillaspie said, per MLB.com. "It's no secret, you're going to get from me every day what you see, and I would think that would be beneficial to any club. I'm happy with whatever role they put me in, and I'm willing to do whatever it takes."
“Honestly I’m hoping that by taking the same swing that I did last year, because I’m stronger, I’m hoping that translates into more power,” Gillaspie said, per the website. “It may or may not. We have enough guys that do hit for power on this team now. There are quite a few of them, so truthfully, I think I might be just as valuable getting on base, drawing walks, moving runners.”
Gillaspie hit .282 with seven homers and 57 RBI in 130 games last year.
Gillaspie is 1 for 20 in his last eight games, including seven starts. His .295 average is at its lowest point of the season.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|9/28/2014 vs Kansas City|
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|vs Ventura (Career)||7||2||0||.571||.375||.286|
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|2010||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||132||491||57||141||25||8||8||67||37||67||0||4||.335||.420||.287|
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