- Doug Padilla, ESPN Staff Writer
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The latest news out of Arizona suggests the Chicago White Sox are closing in on an Opening Day roster.
Reports indicate that the club will begin the season with Gordon Beckham (oblique) and Jeff Keppinger (shoulder) on the disabled list. Marcus Semien will start the season at second base, while Leury Garcia will make the club as a utility infielder.
The White Sox’s roster now appears to be down to 26 players, with the final cut expected to be made in the bullpen. Here is how those 26 players shape up with five days remaining before the final 25 take the field for Opening Day:
The White Sox’s final roster is due Sunday. The season begins Monday in Chicago against the Minnesota Twins in a 3:05 p.m. start at U.S. Cellular Field. Sale is scheduled to take the mound for the White Sox opposite the Twins’ Ricky Nolasco.