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Eloy Jimenez is already a member of the White Sox 40-man roster. | Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press

Countdown to White Sox spring training: Is it baseball season yet?

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Baseball season is almost here.

The White Sox loaded up their equipment truck Friday morning, which means spring training is in less than two weeks.

It’ll take the truck drivers roughly 3 to 4 days to make their nearly 1,800-mile trip to Phoenix, Arizona.

The White Sox invited 22 non-roster playersto spring training this month. Seven of those players are currently rated among the club’s Top 10 Prospects byBaseball Americaand MLB.com entering the 2018 season.

Eloy Jimenez, who is the league’s No. 4 prospect, didn’t need a non-roster invite to spring training because he’s already on the 40-man roster.

The White Sox invited 14 pitchers and three catchers, who willreport to spring training onFeb. 14 to undergo theirphysicals and participate in their firstteam workout. Position players will report five days later on Feb. 19, which is when the team will host its first full-squad workout.

Here are the 22 players:

  • Chris Beck, RHP
  • Jake Burger, INF
  • Dylan Cease, RHP
  • Brian Clark, LHP
  • Zack Collins, C
  • Tyler Danish, RHP
  • Dane Dunning, RHP
  • Alfredo Gonzalez, C
  • Jordan Guerrero, LHP
  • Alec Hansen, RHP
  • T.J. House, LHP
  • Michael Kopech, RHP
  • Patrick Leonard, INF
  • Jacob May, OF
  • Luis Robert, OF
  • Rob Scahill, RHP
  • Matt Skole, INF
  • Jordan Stephens, RHP
  • Chris Volstad, RHP
  • Connor Walsh, RHP
  • Michael Ynoa, RHP
  • Seby Zavala, C

The White Sox begin the 2018 Cactus League season onFeb. 23as the visiting team against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. Their first home game is scheduled for Feb. 25 when they host Cincinnati.

With all the excitement, here are some stories to help you survive the next week without baseball:

Yoan Moncada adapts, adjusts, leads in White Sox’ youthmovement Eloy Jimenenz says White Sox are ‘going to win a lot of World Series’ White Sox looking to bolster prospect cache through draft When time is right, White Sox prepared to spend big, Hahn says Watch fan surprise White Sox’ Matt Davidson with his Futures Game MVP jersey White Sox not rushing Carlos Rodon’s return MORRISSEY: A former anti-tanker revels in the White Sox’ ode to losing

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