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White Sox make first moves of spring

3/9/2011

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Lucas Harrell, who was fighting for a spot in the bullpen or as a temporary starter, was among the White Sox’s first moves of the spring Wednesday.

The right-handed Harrell, who struggled in split-squad start Monday against the Cleveland Indians was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte along with right-hander Jhonny Nunez.

In other moves, the White Sox reassigned right-hander Kyle Bellamy, left-hander Charlie Leesman, catcher Josh Phegley, catcher Jared Prince and outfielder Brandon Short to minor-league camp.

The White Sox now have 46 players remaining in major-league camp, 24 pitchers, four catchers, 11 infielders and seven outfielders.

All seven players who were sent to the minor-league side of the complex can still play in major-leaue Cactus League games if needed.