CHICAGO -- In addition to 15 minor league free agents who got an invite to major league camp at spring training, the Chicago White Sox also invited nine minor leaguers over to the big league side.
Micah Johnson, who could end up as the Opening Day second baseman, tops the list. Pitcher Carlos Rodon and shortstop Tim Anderson also got the call.
Other pitchers invited to big league camp include Chris Beck, Tyler Danish and Nolan Sanburn. Additional position players include Dan Black, Courtney Hawkins and Jared Mitchell.
Five of the nine minor leaguers were included in the team's top 10 prospect list as compiled by Baseball America. Rodon (No. 1), Anderson (No. 2), Johnson (No. 4), Danish (No. 7) and Hawkins (No. 9) are considered some of the top talent in the organization.
Non-roster invites are needed for all players in big league camp who are not on the 40-man roster.
Pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 20, and the first full-squad workout is set to take place Feb. 24.