A sore right elbow also has somewhat affected Teahen's throwing. But he said that problem has subsided and certainly won't hamper him for Opening Day preparedness."Oh, definitely not," Teahen said. "That's the thing, I know every game is reported here and every stat and whatever else. At the end of day, the goal is to get ready for Opening Day. "With the way it feels, I have no worries. It's not a problem. It's soreness. I have not dealt with it in spring before. It sprung up when I was messing with a few different things mechanically. It's under control a lot better than it was week or so ago." One week from Tuesday, as the White Sox get closer to a return to Chicago, Teahen hopes he can make the same positive assessment concerning his improvement on offense. "I'm where I want to be," Teahen said. "[The Minor League games] were definitely helpful." "Great day for us," said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen after the team's loss. "Teahen swung the bat very good. He hit the ball three times good. Hopefully that thing will build confidence. Hopefully he can keep it up as long as he can."
Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.