• Outfielder Ryan Raburn was back in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox. He had been out of the lineup since Saturday, dealing with a left Achilles strain that initially landed him on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Aug. 19.
Raburn was activated on Sep. 3, but the pain in his heel flared up again, prompting him to miss more time.
"I think some days are better than others [for Raburn]," manager Terry Francona said. "Sometimes he'll do something and he'll feel it, so we kind of keep an eye on him. But I don't think it's anything that's going to get in the way. … He's OK. You'll see him this weekend."
• Reliever Carlos Carrasco, who had been away from the team since Sep. 10 attending to a family matter, was back with the club in Chicago for the series opener with the White Sox on Thursday.
• Entering Thursday's series opener with the White Sox, second baseman Jason Kipnis was batting .424 (25-for-59) in 16 career games at U.S. Cellular Field. That was the highest qualifying batting average by a visiting player at U.S. Cellular field since the start of the 2011 season.
Kipnis -- who also led all active visiting players at U.S. Cellular Field in OBP (.514), slugging percentage (.746), OPS (1.260), and RBIs (18) -- is a native of Northbrook, Ill.