E. Johnson optioned to Triple-A Charlotte

White Sox also option Cleto, Garcia to Charlotte; four reassigned

E. Johnson optioned to Triple-A Charlotte

The White Sox made seven moves following Friday night's exhibition game in Charlotte against their Triple-A affiliate. Charlotte won the game, 10-2.

Right-hander Erik Johnson was optioned to Charlotte. Right-hander Maikel Cleto and left-hander Onelki Garcia were outrighted to Charlotte. Right-handers Jairo Asencio and Arcenio Leon, outfielder Engel Beltre and catcher George Kottaras were reassigned to Minor League camp.

These moves left the White Sox with 28 players in Major League camp: 14 pitchers, two catchers, eight infielders and four outfielders. But more importantly as Opening Day approaches Monday in Kansas City, the White Sox 40-man roster now sits at 37.

Three spots on the 40-man will be filled by second baseman Micah Johnson, catcher Geovany Soto and right-handed reliever Matt Albers, who all have made the team. Chris Sale and Jake Petricka both will start the season on the disabled list to bring the roster down to 26, and the final spot on the 11-man pitching staff will come down to right-hander Kyle Drabek or left-hander Eric Surkamp.

Right-hander Matt Lindstrom also has joined the White Sox via a Minor League deal. Lindstrom, 35, pitched for the White Sox in each of the last two seasons, posting a 3.12 ERA in 2013 and a 5.03 ERA in '14. Lindstrom's appearances dropped from 76 in '13 to 35 last year after having left ankle surgery last May. He was in '15 camp with the Angles and joins Jesse Crain and Nate Jones as possible in-season veteran help for the White Sox.

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