GLENDALE, Ariz. – Keenyn Walker, the fleet-footed outfielder who was the White Sox top pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, is in camp early after having a torn meniscus in his right knee repaired following this past season as well as surgery to take care of tearing a chunk of bone off his left shoulder. Walker has been working out, lifting and swinging the bat for about six or seven weeks, and doesn't feel as if there should be any limitations during his first big league camp.
"There's still those little points where my shoulder used to hurt back before surgery. I still need to get over that," Walker said. "That little mindset that I had before.
"Other than that, everything is good and feels good. I'm trying to put my weight back on from losing all of it. So, everything should be good to go."
Walker topped all White Sox Minor Leaguers last season with 56 stolen bases and finished with six triples in between stops at Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem.