Third to first

• White Sox Charities Week, the club's annual fundraising and community outreach campaign, will be celebrated during the team's upcoming homestand and runs from Aug. 1-6.

• The White Sox won't necessarily push Avisail Garcia into feet-first slides defensively during his injury rehab with Charlotte starting Friday. It was a head-first dive that produced Garcia's shoulder injury on April 9 in Colorado originally thought to cost him the season.

"You would like to but his reactions are going to do a lot of it," Ventura said. "Some of the stuff he can do, even getting hurt was a reaction play, it wasn't necessarily a play where he didn't know what he was doing.

"It was a good, aggressive play. There are other times you'd like to see him take care of the shoulder and maybe go feet first. If he can do that without being uncomfortable doing that you'd like to see him do that."

• Lindstrom showed strong support for teammate Nate Jones, who underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

"It's just one of those things, when you're nursing something and something else kind of creeps up," Lindstrom said. "That's the toughest thing to do during a long season, but we all have his back. We sent him some texts the other day and hopefully he's doing good. He has a great mentality about it, so now that he's had it, he can just move on and get ready to pitch again."

• Scott Snodgress, who was 6-7 with a 3.89 ERA in 21 starts for Double-A Birmingham Barons this season, has been promoted to Charlotte. Snodgress, 24, takes the roster spot of Nelvin Fuentes, who was assigned to Birmingham.

• White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper is expected back with the team on Friday. He was unable to travel because of vertigo.

• The Pirates claimed right-handed pitcher Angel Sanchez off of waivers Thursday, reducing the White Sox 40-man roster to 39.

• Frank Thomas' Hall of Fame plaque will be on display at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.