Coming into Spring Training the White Sox carried 54 players on their roster, and as of yesterday they knocked it down to 47 players. This is just the first of several moves the Sox will make in the next two weeks.
According to WhiteSox.com, “the White Sox optioned left-hander Charlie Leesman to Triple-A Charlotte, optioned outfielders Jared Mitchell and Trayce Thompson to Double-A Birmingham and reassigned catcher Miguel Gonzalez, right-handers Deunte Heath and Omar Poveda, left hander Scott Snodgress and outfielder Keenyn Walker to Minor League camp.”
Gonzalez, Poveda, Snodgress, and Walker were non-roster invitees by the White Sox coming into camp. Leesman, Mitchell, Thompson, and Heath are on the 40-man roster for the Sox.
It’s possible throughout the season that there could be a Major League appearance by Mitchell, Leesman, and Heath, especially the latter two pending on injuries to the bullpen.
These moves now leave the Sox with 47 players in Major League camp. The White Sox now have 23 pitchers, 14 infielders, four catchers, six outfielders left in camp.