3 surprises on the Chicago White Sox Opening Day roster
Bennett Sousa – RP
Bennett Sousa hopes to be a part of the Chicago White Sox bullpen long-term.
The Chicago White Sox have a few really great stories about their roster. Tanner Banks is a fun one for sure and so is Bennett Sousa. He wasn’t on anybody’s radar going into spring training and now he is going to be on the Chicago White Sox roster for Opening Day.
This is a great opportunity for him to try and make a mark on Major League Baseball. He is a 27-year-old lefty that will sit behind Banks and Bummer as the lefties on the depth chart. These two coming after Bummer hopes to give Tony La Russa good innings in matchup situations.
Sousa played well in spring training which is why he is going to get this opportunity. You would think that he is on a short leash but it is early in the season now. With their need for a lefty in the bullpen besides Bummer, Sousa played well in the right place at the right time.
With Garrett Crochet out for the season due to Tommy John surgery, room was made for a few southpaws to try and break camp with the team. Luckily for Sousa, he was one of those guys. It will be interesting to see how Tony La Russa utilizes him early on.