Third to first

• A White Sox Minor League minicamp began Friday for approximately 50 players.

• Del Matthews, the assistant director of White Sox player development and scouting, is the proud cousin of Aja Evans, who won a bronze in women's bobsledding at the Winter Olympics.

• Robin Ventura gave high marks Friday to John Danks, one of the pitchers who threw a live bullpen session.

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