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White Sox SS Tim Anderson headed to minor-league camp

Shortstop Tim Anderson is the top White Sox prospect. (AP)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The White Sox sent their top prospect, shortstop Tim Anderson, to minor-league camp Thursday.

The move was expected all spring, as the team signed Jimmy Rollins to serve as a bridge to the 22-year-old. Anderson went 4-for-14 with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs in Cactus League play.

“For him, it’s just continue to grow,” manager Robin Ventura said. “He hasn’t had a ton of baseball experience and this is the time you get to do it.

“We don’t necessarily get to see him do it. From here on out its up to him to be able to do that, gain valuable experience.”

The White Sox also reassigned right hander Matt Lollis and lefty Matt Purke, bringing their big-league camp roster to 37.

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