CHICAGO -- Before the 2012 regular season even began, Dayan Viciedo prepared himself for a slow April start.
It had happened before to Viciedo with Triple-A Charlotte. So the .206 average, three homers and four RBIs that Viciedo carried out of Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Red Sox, during which he knocked out two hits and drove in a run, hadn't shaken the left fielder.
"You know, there's nothing I can put my finger on," said Viciedo, through translator and White Sox director of cultural development Jackson Miranda. "But starting off, I already had that in my mind because I've kind of been there, done that. From there, I just kind of want to build.
"If I'm not hitting at the plate, I'm happy I'm doing it on the field. So, it's one of those things that all and all, I have some things to look good at in the sense, to feel good about. So my confidence is still there and hasn't changed."
Viciedo has looked increasingly more comfortable in left field, making a nice running catch where he had to go into the stands during Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Red Sox. Much was made of Viciedo replacing Carlos Quentin in the lineup, not in the field, but the would-be slugger doesn't spend much time thinking of such a comparison.
"I didn't buy into that," said Viciedo of the Quentin talk. "It's one of those things that I was brought here to do my job and that's what I'm doing.
"As of right now, for the first month of the season, I already have three home runs, so I feel good about that especially with so many more games left. I just have to work on some other things with kind of getting my swing going."