Feb 15, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcherChris Sale
(49) stretches during spring training at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox announced when pitchers and catchers will report to spring training, as they are scheduled to begin their workouts on Friday, Feb. 20.
On the day the White Sox report to spring training a total of 13 teams will officially report, including the rival Chicago Cubs, and from the AL Central the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers and the American League champion Kansas City Royals.
The Minnesota Twins report to spring training on Monday, Feb. 23.
This past season the White Sox finished with a 73-89 record, fourth in the AL Central.
For the White Sox the pitchers currently on the 40-man roster are: Chris Sale, Jeff Samardzija, Jose Quintana, John Danks, David Robertson, Zach Duke, Javy Guerra, Jake Petricka, Zach Putnam, Maikel Cleto, Erik Johnson, Hector Noesi, Eric Surkamp, Daniel Webb, Nate Jones (injured), Michael Ynoa, Dan Jennings, Raul Fernandez, Onelki Garcia and Francellis Montas.
Most likely also gaining an invite to spring training and has a very good chance of making the roster either in a starting or reliever role is No. 1 prospect Carlos Rodon. Rodon is a wild card for the White Sox, because they can use him a couple ways, but if he makes the MLB roster in ’15 it will most likely be in the bullpen.
Rodon was selected with the No. 3 overall pick this past June in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft by the White Sox.
There will be other invites, but these are the pitchers currently on the 40-man roster.
I don’t know about anyone else, but Feb. 20 can’t arrive fast enough, and let’s not forget the first full team workout for the White Sox will be on Feb. 24. Cactus League play begins on March 3.
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The first White Sox spring training game will take place on Wednesday, March 3 when they face the Los Angeles Dodgers at 2:05 p.m. CT.
This spring training the White Sox will face a total of 15 teams, including the Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics and the Cleveland Indians.
Opening Day for the White Sox will be on Monday, April 6 at Kansas City. The White Sox will open their ’15 home schedule on Friday, April 10 vs. the Minnesota Twins.