"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.
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