By Mark Gonzales
PHOENIX - The White Sox optioned 2008 first-round pick Gordon Beckham to Double-A Birmingham [sic - players not on the 40 man roster are not "optioned", they are assigned, in this case to minor league camp].
"I had a lot of fun," Beckham said. "I think I've shown what I can do when I'm playing well. It was a blast."
Beckham will play shortstop for the Barrons [sic - seriously, Mark, they're the Barons and they're Double-A; I'm beginning to think you do this stuff on purpose; bad experience in Alabama?].
[edit: Additional cuts are Adam Russell and Ehren Wassermann to Charlotte and Ben Broussard, Eider Torres, and Aaron Poreda to minor league camp. Spring roster now at 33.]