5 Chicago White Sox Who Won’t Make it Through 2014 Spring Training

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5 Chicago White Sox Who Won’t Make it Through 2014 Spring Training

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At midseason 2013, the Chicago White Sox looked to be well on their way to a few seasons of being the laughing stock of Major League Baseball. As the season drew to a close and they were able to sign Jose Abreu at first base, things began to look a little better. With Spring Training just around the corner the White Sox now appear to be one of the good young teams who have a chance to fight for an upset in 2014.

With trades to bring in a Adam Eaton in center field and Matt Davidson as a future third base option, the Sox really look good and young. Like many teams however they will have some turnover when it comes to spring camp. Some of that is likely to come with young players invited to Spring Training just to show them a bit of the majors.

Still others are older players looking for a shot to earn a roster spot. No matter what the story or the individual situation, some players longing for a spot on Opening Day will certainly be disappointed. Some will head to the minor leagues for a while longer and others might hit the free agent market and wait for another opportunity. Only time will tell but here are five who have a good chance to miss the Opening Day roster.

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Hector Gimenez

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With the players that the White Sox have currently I don’t think Gimenez will need to be kept on as a third catcher. Chances are good that he’ll fall to somewhere else before the start of the season.

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David Purcey

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The White Sox like the team they have coming in and I really don’t think, even at reliever that they will have many extra slots left by the end of the spring season. Purcey could be kept around but I don’t think he’ll see the opening day roster.

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Leury Garcia

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The mix at third base is really going to be blown open by newly acquired Matt Davidson. Davidson is the man of the near future there and he could well hit the starting line-up on opening day. Look for Garcia to be one of the casualties of Davidson’s rise.

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Andre Rienzo

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Rienzo will get a look at some MLB competition but he will most definitely hit the minor league opening day rosters when the time comes instead of the MLB opening day roster.

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Adam Dunn

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This is a bit different but with Paul Konerko and Jose Abreu, I think Dunn is way too attractive of a trade chip for the men in power to ignore. Look for them to get younger and better once again with a Dunn trade.

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