Third to first

Third to first

• Manager Robin Ventura stressed there are worse things in life for a player to deal with than trade rumors. But he understands this 2013 situation has not been an easy one for his team.

"You wear it when you're here, you wear it when you go home," Ventura said. "It's always on your mind. For coaches all the way down to players, even if a guy's doing well, he's still wearing it.

"That's the toughest part. You just try to monitor it and make sure they realize there are worse things going than coming to the park and being a Major League Baseball player."

• Dewayne Wise is 1-for-6 with one RBI over two injury rehab games for Triple-A Charlotte. Wise has played center field in both games to test his strained right oblique after returning from his first rehab assignment for a right hamstring strain on June 20.

• Of the 86 games played by the White Sox, 67 have been decided by three runs or fewer. That 77.9 percent total includes 26 of the last 33, with the White Sox holding a 7-19 record in those contests.

• John Danks is 0-5 with a 6.43 ERA over five road starts and 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA over four home starts.

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.