Third to first

Maikel Cleto, the hard-throwing, 24-year-old right-hander who was claimed off waivers from the Royals by the White Sox on Wednesday, is looking forward to his new opportunity.

"I worked very hard in winter ball, and mostly worked on sharpening my pitches, basically location and all that stuff," said Cleto, who throws a fastball, changeup, slider and sinker. "I feel good right now, so we'll see how it goes.

"I've got a good velocity, but when I was in the Dominican in winter ball, I concentrated on location. That's important to me."

Felipe Paulino is scheduled to start Sunday against the Rangers in Surprise, Ariz., followed by Jose Quintana on Monday at home against the Royals and Erik Johnson on Tuesday in Goodyear against the Indians.

• The White Sox have 62 players in camp and have 13 new players on their 40-man roster to begin camp, compared to the start of 2013 Cactus League action. Paul Konerko is the oldest at 37 years old, and Carlos Sanchez is the youngest at 21.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.