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• The Arizona Fall League announced Saturday night that the Phoenix Desert Dogs will be relocated to Camelback Ranch in Glendale this year. The team will feature prospects from the White Sox and Dodgers, among others, who play their Spring Training home games at the facility.

• The White Sox have acquired Minor League infielder Cody Puckett from the Reds for cash considerations. Puckett hit .257 with 77 homers and 288 RBIs over 538 games and five seasons in the Reds organization after being selected in the eighth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. The White Sox also traded Minor League outfielder Justin Green to Arizona for cash considerations on Saturday.

• Alex Rios was scratched from Saturday night's starting lineup with lower back stiffness that he felt while lifting weights. Rios was replaced by Minor League outfielder Brandon Short.

"I just scratched him today," said Ventura of his starting right fielder. "He was lifting, just felt something and the way things are going now, it's better off scratching him now than scratching him in two days."

• Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn visited White Sox camp on Saturday. Quinn is a die-hard White Sox fan.

"I wish it added a couple more wins," said Ventura with a laugh of Quinn's support. "It's nice to have fans who appreciate what we do."

• Jeff Keppinger entered Saturday's game with six hits in his last seven at-bats. The third baseman also had seemingly worked through right shoulder irritation that plagued him throughout the early part of camp, which was related to the lack of an offseason throwing program because of the broken right fibula he suffered.

"Offensively, he's been there the whole [spring]. He has been great," Ventura said. "Defensively, he's caught back up and looks fine, feels good. So just cross your fingers that we make it to Opening Day where everybody's feeling good. But he's done everything."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.
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