White Sox Notebook: Schedule Changes, Spring Break, and NRI’s

In accordance with the newly approved Health and Safety Protocols for the 2021 MLB season, the Cactus and Grapefruit League schedules have been reworked to better accommodate those protocols.

The White Sox, who were originally scheduled to open their Cactus League schedule on Saturday, February 27 when they hosted the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch, will now open their schedule one day later on February 28 and play 28 games in 30 days before the real deal gets underway in Los Angeles on April 1.

Schedule Courtesy of the Chicago White Sox

The White Sox will have three days off between their final Cactus League contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 28, and their 2021 Opening Day matchup with the Los Angeles Angels on April 1.

White Sox Spring Break

The White Sox announced on Friday that they will be bringing fans a new way to connect with the club during Spring Training in the form of “White Sox Spring Break.” Fans can submit questions to be asked during a trio of scheduled live events that will be broadcast on the White Sox YouTube page and kick off on Friday, February 19 when Lucas Giolito, Adam Engel, and Curt Hasler relive Giolito’s no-hitter from August of 2020.

You can see the full schedule of events, submit your questions, and even download and print your own Sox Spring Break wristband at the link below.

White Sox Spring Break

Non-Roster Invitees

The White Sox announced invites to 21 non-roster players to the big league camp that opens for pitchers and catchers on Wednesday, February 17 at Camelback Ranch.

According to a press release, those players include right-handed pitchers Ryan Burr, Tayron Guerrero, Alex McRae, Félix Paulino, Connor Sadzeck, and Mike Wright; left-handers Jacob Lindgren, Kodi Medeiros and Matt Tomshaw; catcher Jonathan Lucroy; infielders Tim Beckham, Marco Hernández and Matt Reynolds; and outfielder Nick Williams.

2020 MLB Draft selection Jared Kelley and recent international signee, Yoelkis Cespedes will headline the group of players that will be at the minor league camp at Camelback Ranch this spring.


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