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White Sox Set 2022 Opening Day Roster: No Moncada, Burger Recalled

The injury bug is already biting the 2022 White Sox before they have even played a game.

Chicago White Sox Opening Day Roster 2022
Photo: WhiteSox/Twitter

On Thursday afternoon, the Chicago White Sox finalized their 2022 Opening Day roster. A few key players are missing from the group due to various injuries — some previously known and others coming as a surprise. Most notably, third baseman Yoan Moncada has a Grade 1 oblique strain and will miss approximately three weeks. In his place, the White Sox recalled Jake Burger from Triple-A Charlotte among several roster moves.

Injured List

Five other names join Yoan Moncada on the injured list. Relief pitcher Ryan Burr (right shoulder strain) is the other “surprise” appearance. General manager Rick Hahn said Burr should not be out as long as Moncada.

Previously known injured players include Joe Kelly (right biceps – nerve), Lance Lynn (right knee), Garrett Crochet (left elbow), and Yermin Mercedes (left hamate).

Triple-A Transaction Torrent

In order to finalize the 2022 Opening Day roster, the White Sox made a number of transactions involving the Charlotte Knights.

In addition to Jake Burger, the Sox recalled reliever Matt Foster from the Triple-A squad.

The White Sox added a pair of relievers previously on minor-league deals by selecting the contracts of lefty Tanner Banks and righty Kyle Crick from Charlotte. Left-hander Bennett Sousa will join Banks in making a big-league roster for the first time, though he was part of the 40-man squad and did not require a transaction with Charlotte.

Further shuffling players, the South Siders outrighted catcher Seby Zavala to the Triple-A team. And with outfielder Micker Adolfo out of minor-league options, the White Sox designated him for assignment.

Chicago White Sox 2022 Opening Day Roster

Pitchers

Tanner Banks, Aaron Bummer, Dylan Cease, Kyle Crick, Matt Foster, Lucas Giolito, Kendall Graveman, Liam Hendriks, Dallas Keuchel, Michael Kopech, Reynaldo Lopez, Jose Ruiz, Bennett Sousa, Vince Velasquez

Catchers

Yasmani Grandal, Reese McGuire

Infielders

Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Jake Burger, Leury Garcia, Josh Harrison, Danny Mendick, Gavin Sheets

Outfielders

Adam Engel, Eloy Jimenez, AJ Pollock, Luis Robert, Andrew Vaughn

Chicago White Sox Opening Day Roster 2022
Photo: WhiteSox/Twitter

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