White Sox announce 24 player contracts


Mar 4, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox outfielder

Avisail Garcia

against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring training baseball game at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox announced on Wednesday they had 24 contracts officially signed to complete their 40-man roster as they have began Cactus League play during the 2015 edition of spring training.

For the White Sox, those contracts included 11 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and four outfielders.

Adam Eaton, Avisail Garcia, Conor Gillaspie, Jake Petricka and Zach Putnam are all but locks to be on the MLB roster for the White Sox, as they were five of the 24 players announced in the contract signings.

Others according to the White Sox press release who were signed to deals were:

• Pitchers: Maikel Cleto, Raul Fernandez, Onelki Garcia, Dan Jennings, Erik Johnson, Frankie Montas, Eric Surkamp, Daniel Webb and Michael Ynoa.

• Catchers: Rob Brantly, Adrian Nieto and Kevan Smith

• Infielders: Matt Davidson, Leury Garcia, Tyler Saladino, Carlos Sanchez and Andy Wilkins.

• Outfielders: J.B. Shuck and Trayce Thompson.

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Most likely, we’ll see most of these players in a White Sox uniform during a regular-season game, either in the ’15 season or the ’16 season, so keeping tabs on these players during the spring and once the regular season begins is a must.

Yesterday, following these signings, the White Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers by a 6-4 score at Camelback Ranch.

For Thursday, the White Sox will face the Dodgers once again, with the Dodgers sending the reigning NL Cy Young award winner and the MLB Most Valuable Player Clayton Kershaw against John Danks of the White Sox at 3:05 p.m. ET.

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