Camp notes: Arizona rain washes out intrasquad game

Camp notes: Arizona rain washes out intrasquad game

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There will be no makeup scheduled for Monday's rained-out White Sox intrasquad contest because, well, Cactus League action begins Wednesday at Camelback Ranch against the Dodgers. The White Sox hope to get in Tuesday's intrasquad game, covering seven innings, with the local forecast calling for 65 degrees and sunshine.

Jeff Samardzija, Zach Duke and Chris Beck are all set to throw Tuesday.

"We hope it's dry enough and nice enough to be able to get out there to play before Wednesday," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Because we didn't get it today, we could get some extended innings [Tuesday].

"But guys today just got in the cage, and you got done what you could get done and just make sure you get your work in. Guys saw some live pitching today, so it was good. We got as much out of the day as we could."

Jake Petricka, Daniel Webb, Francelis Montas and Erik Johnson were on the list to throw in Monday's game.

Here are a few more notes from a soggy Camelback Ranch:

• Ventura said that off-the-field injuries, such as the one suffered by Chris Sale on Friday at his Arizona home, are different because you don't see it happen.

"A freak injury like this, you scratch your head," Ventura said. "But we've all heard the stories of weird, odd injuries that have happened off the field.

"Unfortunately, we get to add Chris to that list of weird injuries. It's not nice either way. But if you can see it, you can understand it a little better."

Ventura stressed that he wants players to be careful, after Sale suffered the avulsion fracture in his right foot jumping down from his truck.

"Chris is a free spirit to an extent," Ventura said. "Every once in a while you're going to get something like this."

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• Micah Johnson is benefitting from his offseason routine of hot yoga. But the second-base candidate admits to having a tough time getting through his first session.

"I had to leave early. I had to go to the bathroom because I thought I was going to pass out," Johnson said. "I went to the bathroom, splashed water on my face and sat on the ground. You get heat exhaustion. I wasn't hydrated enough for that at all."

• Don't look for Ventura to handicap any position battle for the White Sox before Cactus League action even begins.

"We'll play the games and see how it shakes out," Ventura said.

• Jeremy Haber was promoted to assistant general manager, as announced by general manager Rick Hahn on Monday. Haber has spent the past two seasons as assistant to the GM since joining the team in May 2013.

In his role, Haber assists with day-to-day operations of the baseball department, including roster management, contract negotiations and player acquisitions. Haber led negotiations on a five-year contract for pitcher Jose Quintana, as well as the club's annual salary-arbitration negotiations.

Carlos Rodon has adjusted to being a morning person during Spring Training.

"You feel productive," Rodon said. "You get out of bed at 6, get here at 6:30, get something done. I feel grown up."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.