CHICAGO -- Seven of the White Sox Top 30 prospects per MLB Pipeline received a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training as announced by the team on Tuesday.Those top-rated young White Sox players are outfielder Luis Robert (No. 4), infielder Nick Madrigal (No. 5), outfielder Blake Rutherford (No. 7), catcher
CHICAGO -- Seven of the White Sox Top 30 prospects per MLB Pipeline received a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training as announced by the team on Tuesday.
Those top-rated young White Sox players are outfielder Luis Robert (No. 4), infielder Nick Madrigal (No. 5), outfielder Blake Rutherford (No. 7), catcher Zack Collins (No. 8), outfielder Luis Gonzalez (No. 14), right-handed pitcher Jimmy Lambert (No. 21) and left-handed pitcher Bernardo Flores (No. 25). Righty Zach Thompson, lefties Jordan Guerrero and Colton Turner, catchers Alfredo Gonzalez and Nate Nolan, infielder Danny Mendick and outfielder Charlie Tilson complete the list of 14 players from within the system to get non-roster invites.
Right-handers Randall Delgado, Evan Marshall and Donn Roach as well as infielders Ryan Goins, D.J. Peterson and Matt Skole agreed to Minor League contracts, bringing the non-roster invite total to 20 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.
Of the White Sox Top 30 prospects per MLB Pipeline, 17 will be in big league camp. Among those not on that list are righties Dane Dunning (No. 6) and Alec Hansen (No. 10), outfielder Steele Walker (No. 12), infielder Jake Burger (No. 13), first baseman Gavin Sheets (No. 15) and righty Zack Burdi (No. 17). Burdi is working his way back from Tommy John surgery from July 27, 2017, having pitched in seven games for the Rookie-level Arizona League team in '18, while Burger is rehabbing from two tears in his left Achilles tendon.
Dunning suffered a moderate right elbow sprain and didn't pitch after June 23 for Double-A Birmingham. But he reported strong progress while throwing during instructional league action in October.
White Sox pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Wednesday, Feb. 13, for baseball activities including physicals and a workout. Position players will report and undergo physicals on Monday, Feb. 18. The first full-squad workout also takes place that day. The White Sox open their 2019 Cactus League season on Saturday, Feb. 23 with split-squad games vs. the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch (home team) and at Oakland in Mesa.
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