Third to first

Third to first

• Gordon Beckham and his sore left wrist were out of action again on Tuesday, and Ventura said it would be another few days before the team would decide whether to put him on the disabled list. He quipped that third-base coach Joe McEwing might currently be the backup shortstop behind Alexei Ramirez.

"I mean, Gordon can probably go out there if you need him to do so," Ventura said. "But this is more about getting him completely healthy."

• The White Sox senior RBI team defeated Milwaukee RBI, 5-4, on Monday to win its second straight Central Region Tournament championship. White Sox RBI has advanced to the World Series at Target Field in Minneapolis from Aug. 3-8. The White Sox junior RBI team lost, 5-4, to the Cubs RBI in the finals.

• Tuesday marked the four-year anniversary of Mark Buehrle's perfect game against Tampa Bay at U.S. Cellular Field.

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.