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Rodon, two others on DL as Sox set roster

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CHICAGO -- The White Sox finalized their Opening Day roster Sunday by placing left-handed starter Carlos Rodon (left biceps bursitis), reliever Juan Minaya (right abdominal strain) and outfielder Charlie Tilson (stress reaction in right foot) on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to March 30.

Infielder Cody Asche, catcher Geovany Soto and right-handed pitcher Anthony Swarzak also had their contracts purchased by the team, giving the White Sox 12 pitchers, two catchers, eight infielders and three outfielders on their Opening Day roster. Their 40-man roster sits at 39.

CHICAGO -- The White Sox finalized their Opening Day roster Sunday by placing left-handed starter Carlos Rodon (left biceps bursitis), reliever Juan Minaya (right abdominal strain) and outfielder Charlie Tilson (stress reaction in right foot) on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to March 30.

Infielder Cody Asche, catcher Geovany Soto and right-handed pitcher Anthony Swarzak also had their contracts purchased by the team, giving the White Sox 12 pitchers, two catchers, eight infielders and three outfielders on their Opening Day roster. Their 40-man roster sits at 39.

In My Words: Frazier on Opening Day

"It means the world to me," said Swarzak, who will get a look at fifth starter along with Dylan Covey in Rodon's absence. "Any time you get an opportunity to play on Opening Day in the Major Leagues, you cherish it. It's something very special.

"I really like it here, the group of guys here, the staff, the coaches. Everything seems to just fit me and my personality. I had a good spring, and now here I am."

Detroit and Justin Verlander will face a White Sox Opening Day lineup Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field including center fielder Jacob May, shortstop Tim Anderson, catcher Omar Narvaez, second baseman Tyler Saladino and pitcher Jose Quintana making their first Opening Day starts.

May, 25, will be making his Major League debut in the same contest.

"I'm excited," said the switch-hitting May after Sunday's workout. "It's a dream come true, so I'm just excited to be here, and hopefully help this team win a lot of games."

"You don't feel the cold weather or the rain," said White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier of the Opening Day feeling combined with the feeling of a big league debut. "Then you get in the box. I remember my first at-bat, I thought I was walking on the moon. It was a crazy time for me."

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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