The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on minor-league contracts with right-handed pitcher Brian Bruney, left-handers Leyson Septimo and Eric Stults, catchers Damaso Espino and Hector Gimenez, infielders Dallas McPherson and Ray Olmedo and outfielder Delwyn Young. All eight players, in addition to 10 players within the White Sox system, have received non-roster invites to the club’s spring training camp in Glendale, Ariz.
Right-handers Brian Omogrosso and Jacob Petricka, catchers Michael Blanke and Josh Phegley, infielders Jim Gallagher and Tyler Kuhn and outfielders Jordan Danks, Jared Mitchell, Brandon Short and Trayce Thompson, all received invites to major-league camp from within the organization. Six of the 18 spring training invitees have major-league experience.
… Assuming the White Sox take 12 pitchers and make no further moves, one relief spot and four bench spots appear to be available. Brent Lillibridge and Tyler Flowers are certain to make the team, with Ozzie Martinez and Eduardo Escobar competing for the utility infield slot. Danks, Young, Gallagher, Bruney and Stults all have chances to compete for these final two openings.
Other White Sox links:
- J.J. has video from an excited Chris Sale, and text from a ready Jake Peavy.
- James looks at Juan Pierre’s games with the Sox, and the latest rumblings of Ozzie Guillen. Thankfully he’s not the Sox manager anymore. And KenWo has some advice for Mr. Guilllen.
- John Sickels ranked the farm systems of every baseball team, and Dave Gershman at BTB published his ‘Top 12 White Sox prospects’ list for 2012.
- Trayce Thompson gave an interview to Andrew Pentis of MiLB.com.