• Chicago Blackhawks players Patrick Sharp and Brandon Bollig brought the Stanley Cup to U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday, and set it in front of the mound before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. The White Sox also recorded a congratulatory video to the Blackhawks.
"It's great," Ventura said. "I think they should take that thing everywhere and run it around. You hear all the stories going around, the things that have happened to it. It's nice that we get to see it out here."
• Ventura said right-hander Matt Lindstrom would fill in as a setup man while Crain is on the disabled list, and righty Nate Jones would also help in those situations.
"It's going to be a combination of him and Nate trying to fill that spot," Ventura said. "[Purcey] gives us another element, as far as helping us out. Matt Thornton, too, of being another lefty in there, so Matty's probably going to get to mix it in with those guys probably more in the eighth inning."
Jones has a scoreless streak of 7 1/3 innings over seven games, while Thornton's 17 holds are currently third-most before the All-Star break in White Sox history. Purcey had three saves and 43 strikeouts in 26 relief appearances this year with Triple-A Charlotte.
• Ventura said Dayan Viciedo may move around the lineup with Konerko out, and he may also get a chance to DH. Jordan Danks and Jeff Keppinger could also see a bit more playing time.
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