The Chicago White Sox have to whittle down their roster to 26 players. They got the train rolling when they reassigned pitchers Danny Dopico, Kade McClure, Emilio Vargerez, Jacob Lindgren, Bennett Sousa, and Matt Tomshaw. They also reassigned catcher Carlos Pérez to the club’s minicamp. The White Sox now has 54 players remaining in camp.
The Chicago White Sox has some jobs available heading into the 2021 season.
While most of the lineup is set in stone, there are still some jobs up for grabs. There are currently five catchers battling for the backup catcher spot. There is also a competition for the final spot in the rotation. For some players such as Jimmy Lambert or Zeby Zavala, losing a competition is not the end of the world because they were not expected to be with the big league club anyway. They will still have an opportunity to compete down the road.
For some guys on the roster, it is time to put up or shut up. A couple of members from the 2020 squad will need a good showing in spring training if they want to keep their job. If not they could be moved to the bullpen, cast away to the bench, or sent down to Triple-A Charlotte. With that in mind let’s take a look at three players on the White Sox that are on the hot seat.