The Chicago White Sox made another wave of roster cuts on Tuesday afternoon, trimming the active major league roster to just 31 players.
The White Sox optioned infielders Matt Davidson, Leury Garcia, and Carlos Sanchez to Triple-A Charlotte. They also sent right-handed pitcher Tommy Kahnle to Charlotte, and reassigned outfielder Jason Coats to minor league camp.
White Sox Manager Robin Ventura confirmed on Tuesday that outfielder J.B. Shuck will be on the 25 man roster come Opening Day without a doubt. That means that with just three Cactus League games left to impress, the 25th man, and back-up first-baseman role is up for grabs between Jerry Sands and Travis Ishikawa.
White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper also confirmed on Tuesday that the White Sox will head into Opening Day with 12 pitchers on the 25 man roster.
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The White Sox have hit a whopping 47 home runs this spring training, putting them 25 home runs better than last spring, with three games left on the slate. The newfound power stroke will surely help the White Sox offense climb out of the cellar in regards to offensive production.
Chris Sale looked to be in regular season form on Tuesday against the Texas Rangers, as Manager Robin Ventura ran out a lineup that was more than likely a precursor for what the Opening Day lineup will look like next Monday in Oakland.
The White Sox are back in action this afternoon in Goodyear, Arizona versus the Cincinnati Reds before an off day tomorrow. Carlos Quintana gets the start for the White Sox today, see the complete lineup below.
- J.B. Shuck – CF
- Tyler Saladino – SS
- Todd Frazier – 3B
- Avisail Garcia – RF
- Travis Ishikawa – 1B
- Jerry Sands – LF
- Dioner Navarro – C
- Courtney Hawkins – DH
- Tim Anderson – SS
The game this afternoon at 3:05 PM (CT) can be seen on CSN Chicago, this will be the last live television broadcast of White Sox baseball before the season opener on Monday night, Jason Benetti and Steve Stone will be on the call.