"I think some days are better than others [for Raburn]," manager Terry Francona said. "Sometimes he'll do something and he'll feel it, so we kind of keep an eye on him. But I don't think it's anything that's going to get in the way. … He's OK. You'll see him this weekend."
• Reliever Carlos Carrasco, who had been away from the team since Sep. 10 attending to a family matter, was back with the club in Chicago for the series opener with the White Sox on Thursday.
• Entering Thursday's series opener with the White Sox, second baseman Jason Kipnis was batting .424 (25-for-59) in 16 career games at U.S. Cellular Field. That was the highest qualifying batting average by a visiting player at U.S. Cellular field since the start of the 2011 season.
Kipnis -- who also led all active visiting players at U.S. Cellular Field in OBP (.514), slugging percentage (.746), OPS (1.260), and RBIs (18) -- is a native of Northbrook, Ill.
Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.