Third to first

• Alexei Ramirez returned home to Florida to take care of a family matter. He should return to White Sox camp this weekend.

• Jordan Danks reported marked improvement in his sore right elbow from Tuesday to Wednesday. He threw from 45 feet on Wednesday but won't be back in action until he's completely healthy. Danks believes this weekend is possible or the start of next week at the latest.

• Adam Dunn was hit above the right elbow by a Robbie Ross pitch during Wednesday's 8-4 White Sox victory. Dunn sustained a bruise, but the ball did not hit the bone.

• Paul Konerko's fifth-inning homer on Wednesday marked his 18th in Cactus League play since 2006.

• The South Siders' 3-0-2 record remarkably represents their best start since moving to the Cactus League in 1998.

"You can start out a little flat," manager Robin Ventura said. "But you go with a couple of ties, it helps out instead of losses."