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• Andre Rienzo has been set up to get the Game 1 start for Team Brazil on March 2 against Japan in the Pool A first round of the World Baseball Classic, to be played in Fukuoka, Japan.

"I'm glad Barry Larkin put me in that first game," said Rienzo of the Hall of Fame manager for Team Brazil. "It's pretty exciting. I'm just hoping to help Team Brazil."

• The White Sox will play a 4 1/2-inning intrasquad game on Thursday.

"I'd rather them get out and play a little bit before we actually play in a real game to set the mind right," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.

• Chris Sale also threw live batting practice Wednesday in the covered batting cage.