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"It's a great honor, but it's one of those that after you retire, breaking the record for all-time opening day starts will mean more," Buehrle said.
The focus for the White Sox now is making sure Buehrle is ready for opening day, April 5 against Cleveland.
After spending the offseason on a new shoulder-strengthening program, Buehrle has been throwing a bit more free and easy. The plan is still to allow him to miss at least one start this spring, and the team will monitor his side days between starts. But the left-hander made it clear they won't know how well the offseason program went until the second half of the regular season.
"I know I'm in a better spot now than I have been coming in the last couple of years, just strength-wise," Buehrle said. "When I'm playing long toss I can actually get it there on a line and not have to throw it in the air too much. That's why I think I'm in a better spot now than the last couple years. But the second half will definitely tell how strong I am."
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