It’s time to bid farewell to a few White Sox hopefuls for the time being. The second round of spring training cuts dropped 10 players from the team:
Of the notables, Simon Castro will be heading to Charlotte after performing well in his opportunities this spring. 9 strikeouts in 7 innings to go along with just 1 walk. Having regained some of the team’s confidence he’ll resume the track he was on last season, getting some starts under his belt in the hopes of being available and maybe even ready when needed.
Keenyn Walker and Trayce Thompson got a good deal of playing time in the last week or so with Alex Rios and Alejandro De Aza off representing their respective countries in the World Baseball Classic, where they will continue to play as both Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic have advanced into the second round. Neither Walker nor Thompson showed anything extraordinary with the bat but both flashed their athleticism in the field any chance they got.
Seth Loman appears to be ready to step up and become the new Dallas McPherson, showing up every spring and hitting a couple dingers before being sent back down to a career in the minor leagues. Other skills include making me call him “Biff” and causing me to giggle quietly to myself each time.