Third to first

• Hahn had nothing to update in regard to negotiations between the White Sox and Carlos Rodon, their top pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and No. 3 overall selection. The White Sox and Rodon's camp have kept the ongoing negotiations almost completely out of the media.

July 18 stands as the deadline to sign the left-handed hurler. If Rodon does not sign and returns to North Carolina State, the White Sox will get the fourth pick in 2015 along with their own. Hahn also wouldn't speculate as to whether the extended negotiations have cost Rodon a chance to pitch for the White Sox this season.

"I don't think it's really fair to plot something out until he's on campus and in uniform and working with our guys and we can see exactly where he is," said Hahn. "Obviously, he hasn't thrown a pitch since May 16, so time has passed since then and ultimately, should we get him in here, we have to start the process of building him back up before assessing any timeline."

• Since June 23, the White Sox have the best AL starters' ERA at 2.79.

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