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White Sox Organization Report

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A year ago, the White Sox were so bereft of lefthanded relievers that they rounded up seven non-roster lefties to compete for a job in their bullpen. But with the acquisition of Matt Thornton and the emergence of Boone Logan, Paulino Reynoso and Heath Phillips, a year later the Sox declared their senior lefty specialist expendable.

Majors | #2006#Chicago White Sox#Organization Reports

White Sox Organization Report

Phil Rogers -Premium Content

Left field no longer appears to be a way to get Josh Fields onto a White Sox roster that includes Joe Crede. That was the conclusion of manager Ozzie Guillen after Fields' work in winter ball ended early. He returned from the Venezuelan League, along with outfielders Brian Anderson and Ryan Sweeney, lefthander Heath Phillips and righthander Sean Tracey, after Razor Shines was dismissed as manager of La Guaira there.

Majors | #2006#Chicago White Sox#Organization Reports

White Sox Organization Report

Phil Rogers -Premium Content

Most observers considered Kyle McCulloch a safe pick when the White Sox took him with the 29th pick overall in this year's draft. He has pitched like one in his transition as a professional. McCulloch, who went 27-11 in his three seasons at Texas, signed for a $1.05 million bonus with the defending World Series champions quickly enough to get a significant workload. He opened at Rookie-level Great Falls before being promoted to the high Class A Carolina League.

Majors | #2006#Chicago White Sox#Organization Reports