The fates of Geovany Soto, J.B. Shuck and Matt Albers were decided as they made the major league roster according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan.
The best part of Soto's spring training is that he made it without getting injured. In just 28 at-bats, Soto batted .286/.444/.500 with a home run and five RBI. He's also tied with Adam Eaton with being walked eight times. Despite not being reliable health-wise and questionable defense, Soto is the best backup Tyler Flowers has had taking over the starting gig in 2013. It'll be interesting how Ventura plans on using Soto in 2015, whether as a pairing with a particular pitcher or sub in for Flowers every fifth day.
Shuck has put together a strong spring training, hitting .360/.418/.460 in 50 at-bats. He also demonstrated what he learned from baserunning instructor Vince Coleman by leading the team in stolen bases with five. Moving forward, he will be giving manager Robin Ventura late-inning options for baserunning, or as a defensive substitution for Melky Cabrera in left. Then again, so could Emilio Bonifacio.
Perhaps due to Jake Petricka landing on the disabled list, Albers makes the team. He started his spring with four scoreless innings, but he's hit a rough patch over his last week and a half, giving up seven runs (four earned) on eight hits over two innings pitched.
CORRECTION: In other moves, Passan also said Brad Penny and Jesse Crain were paid $100,000 retention bonuses, under the guidelines of the Article XX-B minor-league free agent contract. Both players will remain in the White Sox system with a June 1 opt-out clause, should they not reach the majors before then.