White Sox call up Saladino to camp, cut six

White Sox call up Saladino to camp, cut six

White Sox call up Saladino to camp, cut six
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The White Sox made six roster cuts before Wednesday's 9-7 victory over the Angels. But the biggest surprise of the day was the addition of one player to Major League camp.

Infielder Tyler Saladino got the call, bringing the total of players still in camp to 51. Saladino has no chance to break camp with the team but was a special request of manager Robin Ventura.

"He liked what he saw from him last year. He liked what he has seen from him this year," said White Sox general manager Ken Williams of Ventura's request for Saladino, who is the team's first Spring Training callup since Boone Logan in 2006. "And he just brought up the subject that we would accelerate his learning curve being with big leaguers in that clubhouse. So I said sure."

"You see certain things in people and you want to get a good look at him," said Ventura of Saladino.

Saladino, 23, has played exclusively at shortstop over two Minor League seasons since being taken in the seventh round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. But he played third base and second base during the Arizona Fall League to get acclimated for Spring Training.

"I just want to learn every position I can," said Saladino, who finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the victory over the Angels. "Yeah, I mean it's a good thing to hear from them.

"I'm just trying to take it for what it is and make the most of the experience and learn what I can while I'm here. Just try to leave a good impression whenever they go their way and I go mine, however it goes."

Right-handed pitcher Gregory Infante was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. Catcher Damaso Espino, right-handed pitcher Brian Omogrosso, right-handed pitcher Jacob Petricka and outfielders Brandon Short and Delwyn Young were reassigned to Minor League camp.