Third to first

• Whenever the White Sox bullpen has struggled this season, which has been too frequent for those inside and outside the organization, two things are almost certain to happen. Fans begin calling for the removal of reliever A or B, and fans then criticize Ventura for mishandling the bullpen.

Ventura doesn't seem bothered by the jeers.

"No. I've been booed before, so this is nothing new," Ventura said. "That's part of the gig. If you bring somebody in that doesn't work, it doesn't work. That's just the way it goes. That's just part of the job. The other part is to make sure when they come back out the next time, they're in a good frame of mind and ready to pitch. Your roster is what it is, but that's part of the game.

"Again, people don't see the things that we see as far as what's going on internally, but they're frustrated, we're frustrated. When you're not winning, you get frustrated and you understand that, but in the end we're continuing to play. That's just part of the job."

• Jordan Danks returned to the White Sox before Charlotte's Jordan Danks Bobblehead Night on Tuesday. But when asked about it Wednesday, Danks pulled his bobblehead from the locker and said he's got another case coming.

• The White Sox have requested waivers on left-handed pitcher Charlie Leesman for the purpose of granting his unconditional release. Leesman was designated for assignment on Aug. 16.

• Hahn said that the White Sox making an August waiver wire deal is still a possibility.

"You never know until you match up," Hahn said. "But there certainly is that possibility."

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