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• Cooper remained at Inova Hospital in northern Virginia on Wednesday as he recovers from a bout with diverticulitis. Cooper could travel with the team for this weekend's series in Cleveland.

"He doesn't feel great, but there's a probability he will be going with us to Cleveland," Ventura said. "It's one of those things where when he feels better, he'll be on the road with us."

• The White Sox will honor members of the Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Police Department for their bravery and service by offering each member two complementary tickets to one of 14 games at U.S. Cellular Field this season. This is the second consecutive year the White Sox have provided tickets for Chicago police officers and the first year the offer has been extended to firefighters.

Last season, in recognition of the police officers' service during the NATO Summit, the White Sox provided department members nearly 20,000 game tickets.

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