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Deadline Sees Just Two Additions to the 40-Man

The White Sox purchased the contracts of right-handed pitcher Jason Bilous and left-hander Bennett Sousa from Triple-A Charlotte. The Sox 40-man roster increases to 35.

— LaMond Pope (@lamondpope) November 19, 2021

WSM already had a great writeup on the 40-man roster crunch well before last Friday’s Rule 5 draft deadline, so there’s not too much to add beyond some reasons why Bennett Sousa and Jason Bilous were protected — and there are some pretty easy answers.

First, Sousa, who is one of just four lefty relievers currently on the White Sox roster.