Third to first
• John Danks' rehab program from August arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder continues to stay on track. Danks plans to incorporate offspeed pitches off the mound next, after throwing exclusively fastballs and changeups to date.
"I'm working with Day 1 of Spring Training in mind," said Danks, who knows the White Sox will be careful with his comeback.
• General manager Rick Hahn reiterated on Friday that the White Sox will not add a left-handed hitter, joining Alejandro De Aza and Adam Dunn, just to say they met that goal. There has to be a clear fit or purpose.
When asked about handling a dominant right-handed starting staff such as the one possessed by the Tigers, Hahn pointed out that the White Sox don't play Detroit until July 9 at Comerica Park. Changes can be made in the interim if needed.
• Paul Konerko's recovery time from Oct. 4 surgery to removed a loose body from his left wrist was much quicker than he expected.
"There was no way of knowing that until we went in there and got it out," Konerko said. "But within 10 to 12 days after the surgery, I felt like I could have played in a game.
"It is what it is. It's done. I haven't had any discomfort or pain other than at the beginning with the actual scar under the skin that had to heal up. I haven't thought about it as far as giving me any problems on the inside."
• Iconic television play-by-play announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson is beginning his 54th year in baseball.