The White Sox did not offer contracts to three players Friday, including pitcher Philip Humber, who was claimed by the Astros. The White Sox 40-man roster now stands at 37.
The White Sox have until 11 p.m. CT Friday to offer arbitration to Dan Johnson, Gordon Beckham, Philip Humber and Alejandro De Aza. Salary cap restrictions may prevent all four from returning.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn still has moves to make internally before looking for help externally. But in order to bring back important pieces from last year's team, he may have to move a piece or two.
The White Sox have invested more heavily in their international program over the past couple of years and assistant general manager Buddy Bell sees improvement, with prospects taking the next step.
White Sox prospect Carlos Sanchez impressed scouts in 2012 and followed it up with a great showing in the Arizona Fall League, which could prompt management to promote the 20-year-old in 2013.
Robin Ventura, Chris Sale, Paul Konerko and Frank Thomas are just a few of the big names expected to attend SoxFest 2013, which will take place the weekend of Jan. 25-27.
Both Daryl Boston and Bobby Thigpen played for the White Sox, and Boston has coached in the organization for the last dozen years.
The White Sox named Harold Baines assistant hitting coach, Bobby Thigpen bullpen coach and Daryl Boston first base coach to add to and fill out the team's coaching staff.
The World Series has been over for roughly a month, and the MLB offseason is about to step into high gear with the Winter Meetings and other notable dates on the horizon.