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White Sox News: offer arbitration to Konerko,Putz; Top-10 Prospects by Baseball America

The Chicago White Sox have offered arbitration to 1B Paul Konerko and RHP J.J. Putz…..the team ultimately chose not to offer arbitration to OF/DH Manny Ramirez, as well as catcher A.J. Pierzynski…..we will have more information as soon as it is made available. [@InsideTheSox]

On Monday, the White Sox claimed RHP Waldis Joaquin off waivers from the San Francisco Giants….. Joaquin, 23, broke camp with the Giants in 2010 but was demoted to Triple-A in early May…..posted a 9.64 ERA out of the Giants bullpen…..White Sox see something in the kid, considering in 2009 he registered a 2.25 ERA in 44 appearances while splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A. [MLBTR]

The White Sox Spring Training schedule was officially released today……they have 15 home games at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona…..first game is on February 28, against the Los Angeles Dodgers…..White Sox pitchers and catchers will report on February 17, while position players will arrive on February 22. [MLB.com] [White Sox Spring Training]

Baseball America released their rankings of the Top 10 White Sox Prospects: 1) Chris Sale, lhp…..2) Brent Morel, 3b/ss…..3) Dayan Viciedo, 1b/3b…..4) Jared Mitchell, of…..5) Eduardo Escobar, ss…..6) Gregori Infante, rhp…..7) Jacob Petricka, rhp…..8) Brandon Short, of…..9) Trayace Thompson, of…..10) Anthony Carter, rhp. [Baseball America] [Sox Machine]

Paul Konerko finished fifth in the American League MVP voting, receiving 130 points…..appeared on 27 of 28 ballots…..had 30 more points than Evan Longoria, who finished sixth…..Josh Hamilton won the prestigious award after collecting 358 points. [ESPN Chicago]

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