Third to first

• With the White Sox set to open their Cactus League schedule on Friday against the Dodgers, manager Robin Ventura plans on giving his team a short day of work on Thursday.

"They've worked hard, everything has gone great, so I'm going to give them one last time where they'll be able to take a little bit of a breather," Ventura said. "They'll come in, do stuff in the morning then after that take off and get what you need done because once Friday gets here, it's long days."

• The White Sox will be rather active this spring when it comes to scouting other teams and their assets both in Arizona and the Grapefruit League in Florida.

"We have a number of scouts out right now, you won't be able to throw a stick at some of these games and not hit a White Sox scout," Hahn said. "That doesn't mean there's anything imminent, it just means we're out there doing our due diligence. We'll be everywhere we need to be and exhaust all our options."

• Still working his way back from a glute strain experienced earlier this month, reliever Nate Jones threw his third bullpen session since the injury. Ventura guessed Jones would be about a week behind once games start.

• The White Sox introduced their new "batterman" hats to add to their 1983 alternate jerseys. The uniforms will be used as alternates this season.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.