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Hudson gets a breather from hot corner

CHICAGO -- White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Eduardo Escobar's start in place of Orlando Hudson at third base on Wednesday night's series finale with the Cubs won't be a permanent move.

Hudson is hitting .167 in 25 games since coming to the White Sox from San Diego, while Escobar is hitting .182 in 21 games.

"With Hud learning third and things like that, it's just a mental break," Ventura said. "We have a day off tomorrow, put Escy in there and see how that goes."

Ventura said there's a learning curve to playing third base and he wants Hudson, who committed an error in Tuesday night's loss, to get a break tonight before the off-day.

"It's different," Ventura said of Hudson, a longtime second baseman. "He's played in the middle of the field most of his career. There's different things that are happening. Baseball has a way, if you put a guy at a new position, it'll find them in a lot of different situations."

CHICAGO -- White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Eduardo Escobar's start in place of Orlando Hudson at third base on Wednesday night's series finale with the Cubs won't be a permanent move.

Hudson is hitting .167 in 25 games since coming to the White Sox from San Diego, while Escobar is hitting .182 in 21 games.

"With Hud learning third and things like that, it's just a mental break," Ventura said. "We have a day off tomorrow, put Escy in there and see how that goes."

Ventura said there's a learning curve to playing third base and he wants Hudson, who committed an error in Tuesday night's loss, to get a break tonight before the off-day.

"It's different," Ventura said of Hudson, a longtime second baseman. "He's played in the middle of the field most of his career. There's different things that are happening. Baseball has a way, if you put a guy at a new position, it'll find them in a lot of different situations."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.