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Third to first

• Catcher Bryan Anderson joined Leesman as additions to the White Sox when rosters expanded Sunday, pushing the team's 40-man to 37 and the active roster to 27. More players are expected to be added Tuesday in New York, after Triple-A Charlotte's season ends Monday.

These are Minor Leaguers who figure to get a fair share of September playing time, meaning veterans could lose starts. Ventura plans to talk to those veterans but doesn't need a specific sitdown to convey his point.

"Again, they have to understand that other guys are coming up and as long as they are here, they are going to get some playing time," Ventura said. "Nobody is running after Cal's [consecutive games] record, so we'll be able to do it."

• The White Sox posted a 16-13 mark in August that stood as the fifth-best record in the American League. It also was their second winning month this season. The team ranked third in the AL with a 3.38 ERA during August and posted monthly season bests with a .262 average and 117 runs scored.

• Chris Beck, who was the White Sox second-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, has produced a 13-10 record with a 3.07 ERA over 26 combined starts between stops with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham.

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