Reliever Jesse Crain completed his second Minor League rehab outing in just nine pitches for Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday afternoon. The right-hander, putting his recovering left oblique through its final test, struck out two in a scoreless frame to open the contest. Crain is expected to rejoin the White Sox on Monday, with a corresponding move to be made.
Philip Humber and possibly even John Danks, who are slated to start the first two games on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at Wrigley, probably won't travel with the team for the two games in Anaheim on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.
Alexei Ramirez got his first day off this season on Sunday. Ramirez is mired in a 14-for-90 slump over his last 22 games.
Reliever Matt Thornton owns a 20.25 ERA over his last five outings after taking the loss in Sunday's 9-1 setback to the Royals.
Tyler Flowers is 6-for-7 in nailing attempted basestealers following Sunday's action.