The White Sox reassigned seven players to minor-league camp Wednesday, including infielder Mike McDade, outfielder Denis Phipps, catcher Kevan Smith and pitchers Chris Bassitt, Parker Frazier, Brian Omogrosso and Mauricio Robles. The White Sox have 55 players remaining in major-league camp after the moves.
The White Sox announced Tuesday they handed out 21 non-roster invites to spring training. The list was headlined by prospects Micah Johnson and Chris Beck, who are considered among the White Sox's top 10 prospects by Baseball America. The 11 pitchers invited to spring training were Beck, Dylan Axelrod, Chris Bassitt, Parker Frazier, Brian Omogrosso, Omar Poveda, David Purcey, Zach Putnam, Mauricio Robles and Scott Snodgress. The remaining spring invites included three catchers -- Hector Gimenez, Miguel Gonzalez, Kevan Smith -- four infielders -- Johnson, Alex Liddi, Mike McDade, Andy Wilkins -- and three outfielders -- Denis Phipps, Blake Tekotte, Keenyn Walker.
The White Sox have re-signed pitchers Brian Omogrosso and Dylan Axelrod to minor-league deals Tuesday, MLB.com reports. Omogrosso made 12 appearances with the White Sox last season, going 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA, 2.27 WHIP and 16:9 K:BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings. He also made 10 appearances with Triple-A Charlotte, going 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 14:4 K:BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings. Axelrod made 30 appearances (20 starts) with the White Sox in 2013, going 4-11 with a 5.68 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 73:43 K:BB ratio in 128 1/3 innings.
The White Sox have interest in re-signing pitcher Brian Omogrosso, MLBDailyDish.com reports. He is working his way back from elbow surgery. Omogrosso went 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA, 2.27 WHIP and 16:9 K:BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings over 12 appearances with the White Sox in 2013. He also went 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 14:4 K:BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings with Triple-A Charlotte.
ESPN.com reports that catcher Hector Gimenez and relievers Brian Omogrosso and Leyson Septimo all elected free agency Monday. Gimenez and Omogrosso both played for the White Sox this season, while Septimo pitched for their Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte. Gimenez batted .191 in 26 games, while Omogrosso went 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA in 12 appearances.
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