Third to first

Third to first

Avisail Garcia has nothing but good things to say about his time in Detroit. But in facing his original team for the first time Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the talented outfielder is embracing his new chance with the White Sox.

"I think it's really good because I have a good opportunity here to play every day," Garcia said before going 0-for-4 in the 6-2 White Sox victory. "Show what I got. See what happens. It takes time."

"He has power and speed," said Ventura of Garcia. "All those things are promising."

• Add Ventura to the long list of baseball dignitaries handing out praise to the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera.

"Frank [Thomas] was a good hitter, Albert [Belle] was a good hitter," Ventura said. "The things that [Cabrera's] doing now and last year, offhand I can't think of a better hitter left, right, it doesn't matter. He's that good."

• Rangel Ravelo, an infielder for Class A Winston-Salem, leads the Carolina League with a .314 batting average. His .391 on-base percentage ranks fourth.

• The White Sox have committed one error in the last 11 games, after making 15 in their previous 11.

• Ken "Hawk" Harrelson once again was absent from the broadcast booth Monday because of an illness. Tom Paciorek replaced Harrelson, and Steve Stone moved to play-by-play.

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.