Third to first

• White Sox manager Robin Ventura was asked Tuesday about what Jason Collins' coming out Monday as the first openly gay active player in a major sport meant to Major League Baseball and the White Sox.

"For me, it's just, 'Can he play or not?' That's going to be the biggest factor on deciding guys in the future," Ventura said. "It's just one of those that Jackie Robinson [and] baseball had years ago and eventually that becomes more acceptable. But it's going to be about whether a guy can play."

• Jordan Danks was scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup with an inflamed bursa sac in his right knee. Danks, who was replaced by Dewayne Wise, sustained the injury when he crashed into the U.S. Cellular Field wall Friday night trying to corral Jose Molina's ninth-inning double.

• Even before the White Sox faced A.J. Pierzynski this week, they had changed their signals.

"You're going to run into some guys that were here last year," Ventura said. "So we've done a good job of changing them up so they're not familiar."

• Adam Dunn is hitting .321 with 12 homers and 18 RBIs over 24 career games against the Rangers.

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.