Sox announce spring training broadcast schedule

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Sox announce spring training broadcast schedule

The White Sox released the 2013 spring training broadcast schedule Wednesday. The season will open February 23, with the Sox playing the L.A. Dodgers in Glendale.

Comcast SportsNet will air a total of five games this spring:

DateOpponentSiteGame Time
Friday, March 22
OaklandPhoenix9:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
L.A. Dodgers
Glendale9:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 24
Kansas City
Glendale3:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26
TexasSurprise3:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27
ClevelandGlendale2:05 p.m.

WGN will televise one game:

DateOpponentSiteGame Time
Friday, March 15
CubsGlendale2:05 p.m.

-All games are Central Time
-Home dates are in bold

The White Sox will also stream webcasts of 13 spring training games at whitesox.com, beginning with the Feb. 24 game against the Dodgers. For more information on spring training broadcasts, tickets and Camelback Ranch in Glendale, visit whitesox.comspring.

Four top prospects among 19 players invited to White Sox big league camp

Four top prospects among 19 players invited to White Sox big league camp

Four of the team's top-10 prospects and a former All-Star are among the 19 nonroster invitees to White Sox big league camp this spring.

The team announced Monday that prospects Michael Kopech, Zack Collins, Zack Burdi and Spencer Adams have all been invited to camp next month. Everth Cabrera, an All-Star in 2013 for the San Diego Padres, Cody Asche, Cory Luebke and Geovany Soto are among the eight minor league free agents who also received an invitation. Pitchers and catchers report to camp in Glendale, Ariz. on Feb. 14 while the team holds its first full-squad workout on Feb. 18.

Kopech was acquired in the Chris Sale trade in December while Collins and Burdi were both selected in the 2016 amateur draft. Adams was drafted in 2014.

Signed earlier this month, Soto is expected to earn a spot on the 25-man roster. Soto, who played for the White Sox in 2015, finished last season with four home runs and an .809 OPS in 86 plate appearances for the Los Angeles Angels.

Cabrera, who produced 4.6 Wins Above Replacement between 2012-13, hasn't played in the majors since he appeared in 29 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2015. Luebke, who has twice had reconstructive elbow surgery, finished with a 9.35 ERA in nine games for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. Asche blasted 31 homers with a .240/.298/.385 slash line in 1,287 plate appearances since 2013 with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Other minor league free agents include: left-handed pitcher David Holmberg, right-handers Blake Smith and Anthony Swarzak, and catcher Roberto Pena.

White Sox minor leaguer pitchers Aaron Bummer, Brian Clark, Jace Fry and Matt Purke, infielders Nicky Delmonico and Danny Hayes, and outfielder Courtney Hawkins also have been invited to camp.

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