Third to first

• Minnie Minoso, the ever-popular White Sox legend, was released from St. Joseph hospital and is feeling good after falling off his boat on Friday. The White Sox told the 88-year-old Minoso to pass on the games and continue resting and recovering at home.

• Avisail Garcia was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple during the eighth inning of Sunday's victory over the Blue Jays. But the encouraging part of that play was Garcia sliding feet first instead of diving head first, which resulted in a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder in Colorado on April 9.

"You just kind of re-program what you're doing," said Ventura. "You can still go in hard and get there fast by sliding feet first. For him having already had the injury, that's already a step in the right direction. I don't think it's holding him back at all."

• Courtney Hawkins, the White Sox top pick and 13th selection overall in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, leads the Carolina League in RBIs, with 79. The Class A Winston-Salem outfielder ranks second in homers, with 18.

• The White Sox entered Monday with three players in or near the top 10 in hitting: Conor Gillaspie (seventh, .311), Jose Abreu (10th, .305) and Eaton (11th, .304).

According to STATS LLC, the last time two White Sox players finished in the top 10 in the AL in average was 1993, when Frank Thomas (.317) was sixth and Lance Johnson (.311) was 10th. The last time three or more White Sox finished among the AL leaders in average was 1960: Al Smith, (second, .315), Minoso (third, .311), Roy Sievers (sixth, .295) and Nellie Fox (ninth, .289).

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.