DETROIT -- White Sox manager Robin Ventura didn't really expect the move to acquire Brett Myers on Saturday until it was actually announced to him. So, with 10 days left until the non-waiver Trade Deadline, he's not banking on any other moves being pulled off by general manager Ken Williams, assistant general manager Rick Hahn and the White Sox front office.
"You can talk with Kenny and Rick, and they're feeling stuff out," Ventura said. "But I don't get to the point where I get excited hearing names, because some of them don't even come close. Until it happens, you can't expect it.
"If you look at what we've got, we've been going a lot with the young guys out of necessity. Guys have been hurt, but now you're starting to get them back -- and you have a guy like Brett who has that experience and composure going into any situation.
"He's done pretty much everything there is in the game as a pitcher. It's a comforting thing for us as we make decisions to call on him to do pretty much anything."
This latest move leaves the White Sox with Matt Thornton, Myers and Jesse Crain setting up rookie closer Addison Reed, and young hurlers Leyson Septimo, Hector Santiago and Nate Jones filling out the bullpen. Donnie Veal was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following Sunday's 6-4 loss, despite the southpaw pitching a scoreless eighth and retiring all five hitters he faced since being called up, to make room for Gavin Floyd, who will come off the disabled list prior to Monday's start.