• The White Sox acquired outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo from Toronto in exchange for cash considerations. Tuiasosopo, 28, is a .207 hitter with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs over 152 Major League games with Seattle (2008-10) and Detroit (2013). He will report to Triple-A Charlotte.
• Avisail Garcia celebrated his 23rd birthday Thursday by playing catch on the field under the watchful eyes of White Sox head athletic trainer Herm Schneider. It was Garcia's first on-field baseball activity since he sustained a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder on April 9 while diving for a fly ball to right in Colorado. Garcia had done some baseball activity indoors prior to Thursday.
• Right-handed throwing Javy Guerra has held left-handed hitters to one hit in 13 at-bats since joining the White Sox.
• Former Northern Illinois University quarterback and current Bears running back Jordan Lynch threw out one of the ceremonial first pitches on Thursday.
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