Chicago White Sox invite 21 non-roster players to Spring Training

Vincent Parise
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 24: Andrew Vaughn #94 of the Chicago White Sox fields against the Los Angeles Dodgers on February 24, 2019 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 24: Andrew Vaughn #94 of the Chicago White Sox fields against the Los Angeles Dodgers on February 24, 2019 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale Arizona. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox have announced that 21 non-roster players have been invited to Spring Training. They agreed to contracts with 14 players from outside the organization and have invited an additional seven from within. They will all report to Glendale, Arizona on the date that their position arrives. It is an exciting piece of news because now that the Super Bowl is over, it feels like baseball season really is around the corner. We didn’t get a full season last year so this year is going to mean a lot.

The Chicago White Sox might have a few of these players make the team.

The players invited are:

  • Tim Beckham
  • Ryan Burr
  • Danny Dopico
  • Tayron Guerrero
  • Marco Hernández
  • Jacob Lindgren
  • Jonathan Lucroy
  • Kade McClure
  • Alex McRae
  • Kodi Medeiros
  • Félix Paulino
  • Carlos Pérez
  • Zach Remillard
  • Matt Reynolds
  • Connor Sadzeck
  • Bennett Sousa
  • Matt Tomshaw
  • Emilio Vargas
  • Andrew Vaughn
  • Nick Williams
  • Mike Wright

That sure is an interesting group of players. Among them are White Sox prospects, players who spent last year with other MLB organizations, and there is even a former all-star catcher. They all come here with the same goal and that is to make something of their 2021 season. A few of them might have success and the more that do, the better the White Sox organization will be.

The most notable on the entire list is Andrew Vaughn. He is the organization’s number one prospect. He is not officially on the roster yet as he hasn’t made his MLB debut. No player had worse luck last year than Vaughn because if the pandemic never happened, he would have soared into AAA by then and could even have a contract by now. Instead, he will have to make the team like a normal prospect.

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Jonathan Lucroy is the former all-star catcher that was previously mentioned. He is going to be given a chance to be in the mix to back up Yasmani Grandal on the MLB roster. It is a Minor League Deal that he is on but that could change if he plays well. Even though he won’t be the Lucroy of old, it is awesome to see him in the organization. Hopefully, he along with some other guys listed here have a good showing in Spring Training when they get there.

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