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White Sox announce spring training broadcast schedule

Jason Benetti and Steve Stone will work all 10 televised Cactus League games in their first spring training working as a broadcast team for the White Sox, who along with Comcast SportsNet, WGN-TV and WLS-AM 890 announced the team’s 2016 spring training TV, radio and internet broadcast schedule Wednesday:

Benetti, who begins his first season with the Sox, will do play-by-play during home games while long-time broadcaster Ken Harrelson reduces his work load to 78 road games and three at U.S. Cellular Field. Stone, who enters his ninth year with the club, will have ample time to get acclimated to Benetti, 32, with a 10-game schedule.

The Sox will air nine Cactus League games on Comcast SportsNet and one on WGN with 10 additional webcasts on whitesox.com. WLS-AM, the club’s new flagship radio station, will air 14 games, including both exhibitions at Petco Park in San Diego on April 1-2.

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training Feb. 19. The Cactus League opener is March 3.

Russ Langer and former Sox outfielder Brian Anderson will serve as the voices for all webcasts.

The first televised spring training game is on WGN on March 12 against the Cubs in Mesa.

WLS-AM (890) broadcasts 14 games, with Ed Farmer and Darrin Jackson on the call.