Third to first

• Alex Rios is hoping to return to the White Sox lineup Friday night in Milwaukee. The right fielder has missed the last five games because of lower back stiffness.

• Hector Santiago gets the start on Friday in Milwaukee. Gavin Floyd will start Saturday afternoon, followed by Dylan Axelrod.

• A very limited number of standing-room-only tickets are available for Opening Day on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field, with first pitch against the Royals at 3:10 p.m. CT. Tickets are available for the remainder of the homestand against the Royals (April 3-4) and the Mariners (April 5-7).

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.