Third to first

• Prior to Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Giants, the White Sox optioned left-hander Charlie Leesman to Triple-A Charlotte, optioned outfielders Jared Mitchell and Trayce Thompson to Double-A Birmingham and reassigned catcher Miguel Gonzalez, right-handers Deunte Heath and Omar Poveda, left-hander Scott Snodgress and outfielder Keenyn Walker to Minor League camp.

The White Sox have 47 players in Major League camp: 23 pitchers, four catchers, 14 infielders and six outfielders.

• Cooper set a goal of four innings and/or 60 pitches for Jose Quintana in his Thursday start. Quintana lasted only two batters last Saturday, when he took a Gerardo Parra line drive off of his left shin. The contusion he sustained has not prevented him from making his next start, and the White Sox are pushing to raise his workload and get him back on track.

• Ventura feels a recent B game appearance helped Tyler Flowers work on some adjustments offensively.

"That's part of being down here is being able to find what's going to work and be able to stick with it," said Ventura of his catcher. "He found something that's comfortable and today he had some good at-bats taking the ball the other way. You have to work at it and get comfortable with it to where you are confident when you go to the plate that you can execute."

Flowers had two hits and a RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

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