Chicago White Sox

Stadium: U.S. Cellular Field | Manager: Robin Ventura
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
White Sox.2536601554.29
AL Central Division4th4th1st4th
American League 6th8th4th11th

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--OF Dayan Viciedo has been the talk of the big-league team, even though he is down in Class AAA Charlotte. However, GM Ken Williams put to rest the idea that Viciedo would be brought up to give the White Sox a presence at third base -- the position he used to play before switching to right field in the offseason. Viciedo will continue playing right and some first base, but he will only take grounders at third. "And if we run into a situation where we need him up here in the big leagues, and let's say you pinch-run for Adam (Dunn) or Paulie (Konerko) while they're playing first base and you got another guy who can come in and play that as well," Williams said, "that's the thought behind it. He's taking groundballs every now and then at third base, so we might mix him in there, too, with the same mind-set."

--GM Ken Williams said he would take a close look at the team after June 1 and start thinking about if changes need to be made with the makeup of the roster. "When I'm ready to speak on it, I'll speak on it," Williams said. "I got a few things on my mind." Because of many of the contracts the Sox have, however, there is very little flexibility in what he can move or bring in.

--Manager Ozzie Guillen has never been shy when it comes to tinkering with his lineup, but with the Sox having to get on a hot streak to cut into Cleveland's AL Central lead, Guillen is no longer waiting for slumping players to get out of ruts. "I might replace a few guys," Guillen said. "A few guys are still struggling at the plate. (Alex) Rios is still struggling; Juan (Pierre) is struggling; Gordon (Beckham) is still struggling." Pierre was out of the starting lineup in Tuesday's win, and it was Rios' turn Wednesday. Guillen doesn't plan to sit guys for long stretches, but he is looking for the best matchups now.

--3B Brent Morel had his best game of the season Tuesday, hitting a game-tying, three-run homer and making two stellar plays defensively. But manager Ozzie Guillen has been very calculated in how to use Morel and when the matchup is right for the rookie, so sat him Wednesday for Dallas McPherson. McPherson was called up on Tuesday and had a key pinch-hit single in the win over Texas. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Wednesday against Cleveland.

--RHP Sergio Santos has converted all six save opportunities handed to him this year. He also has a 20-inning scoreless streak over 16 appearances, which is one inning shy of Dustin Hermanson's team record for the start of a season. Manager Ozzie Guillen has yet to come out and declare that Santos is his closer, but Santos said he doesn't need that as long as the manager keeps marching him out there to get the final three outs of the game.

BY THE NUMBERS
4-1 -- RHP Jake Peavy's record in his last seven starts, going back to 2010. He's also posted a stingy 1.77 ERA over that time.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I tip my hat to this man. To come back, a Cy Young winner (with a guaranteed contract), he came back to help this ballclub. This guy went all over the U.S. seeing doctors, making rehab assignments to do what you saw today." -- Manager Ozzie Guillen, on RHP Jake Peavy's shutout Wednesday night in his second game after returning from the disabled list.

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AVGJose Abreu , 1B.317
HRJose Abreu , 1B36
RBIJose Abreu , 1B107
OBPJose Abreu , 1B.383
SLGJose Abreu , 1B.581
RAlexei Ramirez , SS82
SBAlexei Ramirez , SS21
WChris Sale , SP12
ERAChris Sale , SP2.17
WHIPChris Sale , SP0.97
KChris Sale , SP208
SVJake Petricka , RP14
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