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• Brent Morel was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following the White Sox 3-1 victory over the Braves on Sunday. Morel, 26, is hitting .200 with one RBI in 12 games over two stints this season. A corresponding move, which will be the return of Paul Konerko, will be made before Monday's series opener with the Tigers.

• The White Sox senior RBI team won both of its games Saturday at the Central Region tournament in St. Louis. It defeated Kansas City's RBI team, 7-2, in Game 1 and then trumped the Cubs squad, 4-1, in Game 2. Chicago's junior RBI squad beat Nashville, 17-4, and Minnesota, 15-0, in its tournament games.

• According to Elias Sports Bureau, Alex Rios and Raul Ibanez are the only Major League players to hit a grand slam in 2011, '12 and '13. All three of Rios' career grand slams have given the White Sox the lead, with his blast against Cleveland on Sept. 10, 2011, standing as a walk-off shot.

• Dewayne Wise went 0-for-3 with a walk in his injury rehab game for Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday. Wise is working through a strained right hamstring.

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