Jared Mitchell needed a couple of injuries above him on the depth chart to have any shot of breaking camp with the major-league club, so he was pretty much assured of starting the season in Charlotte. That said, he still faced some pressure to put together a credible spring, if only to pay back Buddy Bell for his unyielding support through numerous hardships.

So far, so great.

Mitchell, who was among four players reassigned to Triple-A by the White Sox after today's thrashing of the Cubs, laid the groundwork for a legitimate comeback season, because he really couldn't have performed any better.