Ah, the end of March. Spring Training draws to a close and Opening Day creeps closer and closer by the second. Position battles are being claimed and roles are being determined as 26-man and 40-man rosters are being finalized. The Chicago White Sox still has a few question marks.
There are some things that the Chicago White Sox still needs to address.
The DH, backup catcher, and fifth starter all need to be addressed. The winners of those position battles have been assumed, but not much has been set in stone by the man himself, Tony La Russa.
The DH is assumed to be Andrew Vaughn. In 46 plate appearances this spring, Vaughn has been maintaining a .413 on-base percentage and .887 OPS with two dingers five RBIs, and seven walks to go with.
As for the backup catcher, Jonathan Lucroy may win the job. This spring, he has a .802 OPS in 18 plate appearances. He has also been talked about in high regard by just about everyone in spring training. There is a problem, however. The pair are currently not on the White Sox 40-man roster which is full at the moment, meaning two players are going to lose their spot.
One of the biggest, and most legitimate, fears surrounding this team involves the lack of depth beyond the elite group of starters. Removing any player from this 40-man roster is a difficult decision considering it is stacked with high-ceiling players who could come back to haunt the team.
Despite that, it must be done. The White Sox already has a full 40-man roster so two players must lose their spots to make room. Here are three potential players who could lose their 40-man roster spot.