Johnson, Soto, Albers in after flurry of moves leaves Chicago with 11 pitchers, 14 hitters
By Quinn Roberts
The White Sox selected the contracts of right-hander Matt Albers, infielder Micah Johnson and catcher Geovany Soto on Sunday to finalize their roster ahead of Monday's Opening Day game against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.
Those moves left the club with a 25-man roster featuring 11 pitchers and 14 position players.
Albers pitched in just eight games last season with Houston, but if able to pitch up to potential, could be an important piece to the bullpen. In 2013 with the Indians, he pitched in 56 games, compiling a 3.14 ERA in 63 innings.
Johnson makes his first Opening Day roster and will be the team's second baseman. He hit .339 this spring.
Soto makes the club as a backup catcher. After dealing with a torn meniscus during the 2013 and '14 seasons, Soto was able to stay healthy this spring to land a spot on the roster.