Late this morning, the Chicago White Sox executed a pitcher dump on their minor league camp:
Prior to today’s game at San Diego, the #WhiteSox announced the following seven roster moves: pic.twitter.com/t5R4nAqzhZ— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 9, 2018
Alec Hansen was an obvious candidate for a mere look-see in major league camp, but forearm soreness limited him to just one game and 1 2⁄3 innings, giving up three earned runs.
Righthander Jordan Stephens is a particular surprise here. The 2015 fifth-rounder pitched very well in three games this spring, with a 1.50 ERA (seventh on the team), 0.67 WHIP (fourth) and .516 OPS against (sixth).
Lefty Brian Clark has also gotten a lot of work, with less stellar results. The 2014 ninth-rounder appeared in 4 1⁄3 innings over five games, with a 4.15 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. Clark has been stellar in past Cactus Leagues for the White Sox, so this year was a bit of a step back.
Tyler Danish, Jace Fry and TJ House simply were not good this spring. Danish got into three games and spit the bit in all three, logging a 20.25 ERA. Fry was in two games, with a 9.00 ERA. House saw action in four contests and leaves camp with a 12.46 ERA.
Willy García saw no action for the White Sox this spring. Last year, his first in the majors, he played in 44 games and had 119 plate appearances, slashing .238/.305/.400. Spread almost equally across the outfield, García logged a -0.3 WAR for the season.
With the moves, 53 players remain in big league camp, including 26 pitchers, five catchers, 11 infielders and 11 outfielders.