Third to first

• Minor Leaguers Drew Garcia, Stefan Gartrell, Marcus Semien, Brandon Short, Kevan Smith, Keenyn Walker and Matt Zaleski will join the White Sox in Milwaukee for the two weekend exhibition games.

• Ramon Troncoso's 12 appearances are tops among Cactus League pitchers.

• With six losses and a tie in their last eight games, the White Sox are closing Cactus League play on a flat note.

"It doesn't count but you'd like to see it a little bit different," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "It needs to pick up before we start, definitely."

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