"It just gives him a better chance to make contact more often," Ventura said. "Getting into two-strike counts, it's something that we shouldn't be worried about, but again, you are passing over some pitches that you should probably be aggressive with. That's the idea of him being aggressive early or not being so picky on those pitches."
• Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner are the first three starters the White Sox are scheduled to face.
• The White Sox have included players' Twitter handles in their 2013 media guide.