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Ventura not looking ahead to offseason

Ventura not looking ahead to offseason

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CHICAGO -- General manager Rick Hahn indicated Monday that entering the free-agent market and trades both could be avenues to improve the 2014 White Sox. Then again, he wouldn't commit too much to either method, not with 19 games remaining this season.

Manager Robin Ventura followed that same approach during his pregame session Tuesday, when asked if any offseason move would be considered a surprise because of the team's current state.

"You don't know what's out there or who's calling for what as far as how that's all going to shake out," Ventura said. "We have to figure out a way to move forward and get better as quickly as possible.

"Again, put that aside and focus on what we're doing right now instead of that. But you could see moves being made. Even though our record was what it was [at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline], there were still teams that wanted guys on our team."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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