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• Infielder Carlos Sanchez was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following Saturday's 4-3 victory for the White Sox over the Astros. Sanchez played in just one game after being recalled on July 13, starting at shortstop that same day in Cleveland.

With the bullpen throwing seven innings over the first two games of the second half, the White Sox needed a seventh reliever more than an extra utility infielder. That corresponding pitching move will be announced prior to Sunday's game.

• Ventura had no problem with Adam Eaton being sent home on Alexei Ramirez's fly ball in the first inning of Friday's victory, despite there being nobody out and Abreu on deck. Ventura explained that Eaton was out by about half a step and that there have been similar situations where the runner was held and the White Sox didn't score.

"We're pretty aggressive with that," Ventura said.

• The last time the White Sox bullpen threw four perfect innings, as it did Friday night, was June 24, 2004, against the Indians.

• Ventura mentioned that backup catcher Adrian Nieto could see more playing time behind the plate over the final 65 games.

"He'll be in there a little bit more," said Ventura. "Even the last couple of weeks, he's been progressing to a point where you feel comfortable with him going in there."

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