Former No. 1 pick Walker among White Sox invitees


Chicago White Sox

invited 20 players to major league camp when

spring training

starts in mid-February in Glendale, Ariz., including their 2011 No. 1 draft choice

Keenyn Walker


Walker stole 56 bases while hitting .267 at Class A last season. Also invited was fellow outfielder

Trayce Thompson

, who led the Carolina League in RBI and home runs.

The Sox also extended invitations to minor league pitchers Carlos Sanchez, Scott Snodgrass and Erik Johnson, all considered top prospects.

Among the players signed from outside the organization and invited to camp was veteran reliever

Jeff Gray

, who pitched briefly for both the


and Sox. The others were right-handed pitcher Ramon Troncoso, left-hander

David Purcey

, catcher

Bryan Anderson

, infielders

Josh Bell


Steve Tolleson

and outfielder Stefan Gartrell.