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Report: Oscar Colas to make Opening Day roster

by Joe Binder

As the roster dominoes continue to fall, the White Sox have settled on their right fielder.

According to reporter Francys Romero, Cuban prospect Oscar Colas has unsurprisingly been told that he has made the Opening Day roster. The White Sox have not yet made an official announcement as of this article’s publication.

Colas, 24, entered camp as the right-field favorite after an incredible 2022 debut season. The team’s second-ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline certainly earned his rating after hitting .309/.367/.516 with 21 home runs and 75 RBI between High-A Winston-Salem, Double-A Birmingham, and Triple-A Charlotte last season.

Incredibly enough, Colas found a way to perform better in Double-A than High-A, despite Birmingham’s home ballpark being notoriously known as one of the more difficult places to hit. Though some thought Colas might have proven himself enough for a September call-up last year, he was ultimately promoted to Triple-A Charlotte and hit .387/.424/.645 over the final seven games.

Colas has only continued to impress this spring even if his slash has cooled off a bit as of late. He’s currently hitting .267/.279/.435 with three homers, six RBI, and a .717 OPS. Now that he’s made the team, the continued expectation is for Colas to serve as the team’s starting right fielder more often than not. Whether he faces Houston lefty Framber Valdez in the team’s opener, however, remains to be seen.

Once the White Sox make an official announcement, we will provide additional updates! Until then, follow us on social media @SoxOn35th for more!

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Featured Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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