Third to first

• Right-handed pitcher Tommy Hanson, who signed a Minor League contract with the White Sox on April 7, has been assigned to Charlotte. The move for the 27-year-old, who has a 3.86 career in 123 games of which 121 are starts, follows a stint at extended Spring Training.

• Matt Davidson hit his first homer for Charlotte during Saturday night's contest against Gwinnett.

• Danks had words of praise and admiration for Mark Buehrle, his mentor and former teammate. With seven shutout innings thrown Saturday against the Indians, Buehrle now stands at 4-0 with a 0.64 ERA in four starts. Buehrle has yielded two earned runs in 28 innings and has yet to give up a homer.

"He's always been great and fun to watch, but it's fun for me to be able to watch him go out and pitch the way he has," Danks said. "He's one of my best buddies in the world. I owe him a lot of credit for where I am. He's doing something right. I don't know what. He's looking good."

• Second baseman Micah Johnson is now hitting .356 for Double-A Birmingham.

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