Third to first

• Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios will return to the White Sox on Thursday and will be part of the starting lineup against the Brewers. De Aza played for the champion Dominican team in the World Baseball Classic, while Rios played for the runner-up from Puerto Rico.

• Jordan Danks has 12 hits in his last 17 at-bats.

• White Sox general manager Rick Hahn celebrated a birthday on Wednesday.

• Jesse Crain threw one inning in a Minor League game on Wednesday against the Dodgers. Crain allowed one run on two hits and threw 23 pitches. Because of a strained right adductor, Crain has pitched in just one Cactus League game this spring, on Feb. 25 against the Giants.

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