White Sox invite 18 to big-league camp

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox handed out 18 invites to major-league camp in spring training, including eight on minor-league contracts.

Right-hander Brian Bruney, who pitched with the White Sox last season for a short time was among those signed on minor-league contracts. Also included in that group is left-handers Leyson Septimo and Eric Stults, catchers Damaso Espino and Hector Gimenez, infielders Dallas McPherson and Ray Olmedo and outfielder Delwyn Young.

Among the players in the minor-league system that were invited to big-league camp, that list included: right-handers Brian Omogrosso and Jacob Petricka, catchers Michael Blanke and Josh Phegley, infielders Jim Gallagher and Tyler Kuhn and outfielders Jordan Danks, Jared Mitchell, Brandon Short and Trayce Thompson.

White Sox pitchers and catchers report to Glendale, Ariz. on Feb. 23. The cub’s first full-squad workout, with position players, takes place Feb. 28.