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• Left-hander Charlie Leesman rejected his waiver claim assignment to Texas and re-signed a Minor League deal with the White Sox. Leesman, 26, has reported back to extended spring camp to continue rehab from offseason surgery on his left knee. The White Sox designated Leesman for assignment on April 14 and granted his unconditional release on April 17.

• According to Elias, Gimenez joins Tadahito Iguchi in 2005 as the only 30-or-older rookies over the last 60 years to hit his first Major League homer for the White Sox. Gimenez, 30, hit his Friday night off of Roberto Hernandez.

• The White Sox bullpen ERA of 2.11 is tops in the American League entering Saturday.

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.