Third to first

Third to first

• Hahn explained Wednesday that the $4 million buyout from a previous Jake Peavy contract was not part of the money owed to him as part of Tuesday's deal with the Red Sox.

"We did not send any money in the deal," Hahn said. "There was a $4 million buyout in his new contract. Since we renegotiated the old contract and signed him to an extension, that $4 million became deferred into the future in four $1 million payments.

"That was earned at the time of the contract and that's the obligation of the Chicago White Sox because that's like a signing bonus. He's already earned that money, but in terms of his annual salaries, no cash went with that to Boston."

• Outfielder Jordan Danks took Peavy's roster spot prior to Wednesday's game in Cleveland, arriving from Charlotte and marking his third stint with the White Sox this season.

"I'm expecting the same, but we'll just see what happens," said Danks of his role. "I really haven't been told anything. [They] said, 'Pack your bags, come up.' Really just kind of excited to be back."

• The White Sox experienced their 28th loss after leading despite holding a 3-0 advantage after two and a 4-3 lead after seven in Tuesday's 7-4 setback.

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