CHICAGO -- Kevin Hickey, the popular White Sox batting practice pitcher, took ill in Texas and remains hospitalized there while undergoing undisclosed tests.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura mentioned Hickey's situation, without mentioning his name, when he was questioned about the good part and the tough part of managing before Friday's home opener.
"We've got a guy on our staff that's in the hospital. That's hard," Ventura said. "That's stuff you deal with that is harder than just normal baseball stuff."