Mark Buehrle played 12 seasons for the Chicago White Sox, standing out as one of baseball's most reliable and consistent pitchers. Now, he'll take the mound against his former team for the first time.
Buehrle gets the nod for the Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of their four-game set against Chicago on Monday night at Rogers Centre.
The left-hander started his major league career with the White Sox, pitching for them from 2000-11 before signing with the Marlins prior to last season and eventually being traded to the Blue Jays. He helped Chicago win the 2005 World Series, threw a perfect game and a no-hitter while with the White Sox, was a four-time All-Star and is also the franchise's sixth-winningest pitcher with 161 victories.
"I'm sure he'll make it humorous. He's not afraid to screw around out there," White Sox slugger Paul Konerko, Buehrle's teammate in each of his 12 seasons in Chicago, told the team's official website. "I know Mark. He'll have fun with it. It will be tough...