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Gimenez arrives, begins preparing for backup role

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hector Gimenez resolved visa issues regarding his travel, and the switch-hitter was in camp Friday catching bullpen sessions. Gimenez only missed three days in this extended Spring Training and seems to have a strong hold on the backup spot behind starter Tyler Flowers.

"Last year, him coming up at the end of the year, you got a good view of what he can do," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura of Gimenez, who hit .455 in 11 at-bats for the White Sox. "He's a switch-hitter. Again, he has quality at-bats. He knows how to play. He's a good receiver behind the plate.

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"That's something that he really showed us last year. It was something that going into this year, you look at and those are the things that stood out for us."

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