The Chicago White Sox started the morning off by making a flurry of roster moves. They did not pick up Cesar Hernandez's $6 million club option and have now also parted ways with four players.
Right-handed pitchers Jimmy Cordero and Evan Marshall, left-handed pitcher Jace Fry, and outfielder Brian Goodwin are now set to become free agents. Now, this doesn't mean they will not return in some capacity, but for now, they are no longer on the 40-man roster. Though, the White Sox purchased the contract of left-handed reliever Anderson Severino, who pitched well in the minors last year. Severino went 1-3 with a 2.36 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 45.2 innings of work.
Cordero is coming off of Tommy John surgery while Marshall will likely miss the 2022 season due to the same procedure. Fry spent most of his time in Triple-A Charlotte after severely underperforming during his MLB innings in 2021. As for Goodwin, he made an immediate impact upon joining the Sox but struggled toward the end of the season. His late-season struggles resulted in not making the playoff roster.
After the moves, the White Sox 40-man roster now sits at 34.