Third to first

• John Danks reported another all-clear following Sunday's bullpen session. He is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Wednesday.

"It's another step in the right direction," Danks said. "When we start throwing a little more intense, we'll see how that goes. So far, so good."

• Tyler Flowers heard about Paul Konerko humorously calling him out as one of the main culprits in teasing the captain about his elder statesman status. Flowers gave a tongue-in-cheek explanation of said comments.

"He's a father figure on the team, so every once in a while, I get excited for him," Flowers said. "He hit a couple of doubles yesterday in live [BP]. So I said, 'Way to hit it dad.' It's all in good fun."

In just the second week of Spring Training, Flowers isn't prepared to think about the possibility of White Sox life without Konerko.

"I know we got him this year, so that's good," Flowers said. "Hopefully he'll play until he's 50 and keep hitting .300 with 30 [home runs]."

• Alex Rios celebrated his 32nd birthday on Monday.