Sporting Digest: Baseball

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The Independent Online
BO JACKSON will play for the Chicago White Sox this season after the club picked up their option on his contract. Jackson, who received an artificial hip last April after a career-threatening injury received playing American football, has undergone extensive rehabilitation since the operation. 'I have never doubted myself, my confidence has always been there,' he said. 'But I have never worked so hard in all my life.' The White Sox manager, Gene Lamont, said: 'He showed he can still play.'