Morel scratched; Escobar to start at 3B

Chicago White Sox third baseman Brent Morel has been scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs with lower back soreness and will be replaced by Eduardo Escobar.

Morel has four hits in his last 30 at-bats and has a .177 average. Escobar has played in 12 games this season and has six hit in 34 at-bats.

Here’s a look at the White Sox’s entire lineup which will face Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (4-1, 2.89) on Friday:

1. Alejandro De Aza, CF

2. Gordon Beckham, 2B

3. Adam Dunn, LF

4. Paul Konerko, 1B

5. A.J. Pierzynski, C

6. Alex Rios, RF

7. Alexei Ramirez, SS

8. Eduardo Escobar, 3B

9. Philip Humber, P