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• John Danks was scheduled to make another start Saturday in extended spring workouts in Arizona. Danks, who will be in Chicago on Sunday, has felt good between starts and has been able to throw all of his sides and do his exercises.

"He's doing better. His velocity is coming back," said Jordan Danks of his brother. "His confidence is still there and his velocity is coming back, so he should be ready to go."

Danks still would need an extended Minor League rehab stint before a return to the Majors is considered, and he's not yet at that point.

• White Sox manager Robin Ventura understood the decision to postpone Friday's series opener with the Twins because of the cold and windy conditions.

"It doesn't bother me that much. I don't have to hit in it," Ventura said. "The players have to go out there and do stuff. Sometimes it's just better to not do it because if it starts snowing and stuff like that, every once in a while it can get dangerous when it gets really cold."

• The White Sox played "Sweet Caroline" in the seventh inning of Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Twins to stand strong with Boston after this week's Marathon bombings.

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