Engel leads the White Sox with four home runs and is hitting .276 in 12 spring games, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Chicago's center field job is wide open with two weeks of spring training left, and Engel is building a case as he battles Ryan Cordell for the job. In Engel's first exposure to major-league pitchers in 2017, he was challenged facing the best arms in the game. The 26-year-old finished the season on an 0-for-21 run and hit just .166 over 301 at-bats. His elite defense will win out if he can maintain even marginal offense.

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