Wednesday, March 18, 2009

White Sox Spring Training news

Jayson Nix Pulls an Owens, Could Be Done for Spring

Nix re-injured his right quad rounding first base on Tuesday. His inability to stay healthy this spring throws the position of second base into flux for the White Sox.

Nix' removal from the 2B competition leaves just Chris Getz and Gordon Beckham, with Getz having the inside track and the head start of a strong minor league record.

I'd love to see Beckham make the major league roster as he has been touted as the most impressive player in Sox camp this season. But I have a feeling that he could use at least half a season of everyday ball in AA or AAA. If he continues the form he displayed after we drafted him last year(a small sample set being only 14 games but still showing potential), he could be up and starting sooner than we think.

White Sox make roster moves -

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Prior to today's spring training game vs. the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago White Sox made the following 12 roster moves:

-Optioned C Cole Armstrong, RHP Jon Link and 3B Dayan Viciedo to Class AAA Charlotte;
-Optioned INF Brandon Allen, RHP Jhonny Nunez and RHP Clevelan Santeliz to Class AA Birmingham;
-RHP Ryan Braun, INF Javier Castillo, C Tyler Flowers, RHP Franklyn German, OF Michael Restovich and RHP John Van Benschoten were reassigned to minor-league camp.

With the moves, the White Sox have 41 players remaining in camp: 20 pitchers, four catchers, 11 infielders and six outfielders.

Won't be seeing the "Cuban Babe Ruth" on the Opening Day roster.

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