News and notes from White Sox camp:
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The White Sox agreed to terms on 2013 contracts with 25 players, including left fielder Dayan Viciedo for $2.8 million, All-Star left-hander Chris Sale for $600,000 and closer Addison Reed for $520,000. The others will earn the league minimum or slightly more based on service time and performance.
Also signed on the 40-man roster: Pitchers Jose Quintana, Dylan Axelrod, Hector Santiago, Donnie Veal, Simon Castro, Deunte Heath, Nate Jones, Charlie Leesman, Jhan Marinez, Nestor Molina, Brian Omogrosso, Andre Rienzo, Santos Rodriguez and Leyson Septimo; catchers Tyler Flowers, Hector Gimenez and Josh Phegley; infielders Brent Morel and Angel Sanchez; outfielders Jordan Danks, Jared Mitchell and Blake Tekotte.
Viciedo, who becomes a free agent in 2017, made $2.5 million last year.
Center fielder Alejandro De Aza will play for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. "It's a great feeling to go there and be a part of it,'' De Aza said. "That's a special thing.''
*Reliable right-hander Dylan Axelrod, who made seven spot starts in 2012, starts the Cactus League opener Saturday against the Dodgers. "Things can change quickly,'' Axelrod said of his fluid status. "I don't look at things too in-depth and play that game. It's tough to figure things out so I just try to do the best I can. I have faith something will happen for me down the road and I'll be ready.''