LHP Jose Quintana emerged with a no-decision Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field after allowing just one run in seven innings of a 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Quintana forced the Royals to hit into three of their four double plays.

OF Avisail Garcia increased his on-field rehab workload the past couple weeks and is now taking full swings in batting practice. "He's going with us on the road (this weekend), and he'll do more exerted things when we're in Minnesota," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Wednesday. "The prognosis is pretty good."

1B Jose Abreu returned to the starting lineup Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field and extended his hitting streak to 13 games in the White Sox's 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Abreu sat out Tuesday because of some apparent stiffness in his back that manager Robin Ventura noticed during the series-opener Monday. The Cuban-born rookie has hit safely in 31 of the past 32 games.

RHP Hector Noesi (4-6, 4.55) will start Thursday for the White Sox the opener of a four-game series in Minnesota. He will be looking to build on his last outing, which resulted in a win after he allowed three runs on six hits in six innings against the Houston Astros. Noesi has a career line of 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in four outings (two starts) against the Twins, taking a no-decision on June 20 at Target Field after allowing four runs on six hits.

RHP Hector Noesi (4-6, 4.55) will start Thursday for the White Sox the opener of a four-game series in Minnesota. He will be looking to build on his last outing, which resulted in a win after he allowed three runs on six hits in six innings against the Houston Astros. Noesi has a career line of 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in four outings (two starts) against the Twins, taking a no-decision on June 20 at Target Field after allowing four runs on six hits.

C Tyler Flowers returned to the starting lineup Wednesday afternoon for the first time since the birth of his second child Monday night. His son, Brantley Cole, was born 38 minutes after a game Flowers caught between the White Sox and Kansas City Royals concluded. Flowers, who didn't play Tuesday, was involved in the key play Wednesday in the Sox's 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. The ball was knocked out of his mitt on a slide by Royals 3B Mike Moustakas in the ninth inning, which resulted in the game-deciding run. At the plate, Flowers went 2-for-3. He has four doubles and three RBIs in his past five games.

RF Dayan Viciedo was scratched from the starting lineup Wednesday with tightness in his left hamstring. Viciedo is day-to-day and will be re-assessed Thursday in Minnesota. Viciedo went just 3-for-20 during the homestand, with a home run and two RBIs, but he has six homers and 13 RBIs in his past 21 games.