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Leury Garcia and Andy Wilkins lead another group off to minor league camp.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The White Sox continued to trim the roster, sending seven players to the minors today.

Infielder Leury Garcia, first baseman Andy Wilkins, and pitcher Onelki Garcia were optioned to Triple-A Charlotte, pitcher Frank Montas was optioned to Double-A Birmingham, and pitchers Logan Kensing, Nolan Sanburn, and Joe Savery were sent to the minor league camp.

Leury Garcia becomes the first major camp casualty although it isn't that surprising.  The addition of Emilio Bonifacio and Gordon Beckham was going to make it nearly impossible to leave Arizona with the major league team.  Also, Garcia hit .166/.192/.207 last season which starts to reach the historically bad category.

Andy Wilkins joined the major league team last September.  After hitting .293/.338/.558 in Charlotte last season, he hit .140/.178/.186 for the White Sox. In limited chances this spring, he hit .333/.400/.476, but with Adam LaRoche on the team now, his window of opportunity may have closed.

None of the pitchers were really on the radar for the start of this season.  Frank Montas will head to minor league camp where he'll get built up to start.  The other four seem likely destined for Charlotte's bullpen.

The Sox now have 44 players still in camp.  They include 25 pitchers, four catchers, nine infielders and six outfielders.