• Tyler Flowers, who entered the season as the White Sox starting catcher, has lately ceded much of his playing time to rookie Josh Phegley. But Ventura said he hasn't noticed a negative relationship between the two, who spent Saturday playing cards together in the White Sox clubhouse before the game.
"I think they talk and it's enough of a relationship, and competitive, but they understand the job and what we're here to do," Ventura said. "Flo's been helpful, it's not that he's not trying to be helpful, it's just that he wants to play, too."
• Multiple injuries have sullied about half of Beckham's season, but he's been having a career year when healthy, entering Saturday with a .320/.344/.420 slash line. Ventura said he's been impressed with Beckham's progress since the end of last season and through Spring Training.
"The wrist stuff has been flukish stuff, really," Ventura said of Beckham, who returned Friday after missing the previous five games with a strained ligament in his left wrist. "When he goes to the plate I expect him to get a hit, that's where he's at right now, or at least hit it hard."
Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.