INF Carlos Sanchez is hitting .263 in 22 games, including .417 swinging right-handed in a rookie late-season audition. He has started 20 games at second and one at shortstop. "The first time he's up in Cleveland, he played shortstop (and) it was uncomfortable for him," manager Robin Ventura said. "At second base, he's been pretty good. He's kind of cagey on understanding where to be and how to play. He's just an interesting player to watch. We've heard about him in the minors. Being a switch hitter, he just seems to find a way to put the barrel on it."

RHP Chris Bassitt, who is 0-1 with a 5.29 ERA in four games, will get another start. Bassitt failed to make it through four innings Tuesday, giving up three runs on six hits and four walks. In 17 innings, he has yielded 20 hits, walked 11 and hit two batters.

DH Paul Konerko, who has been out with a fractured left hand, will likely return to action this weekend. Manager Robin Ventura said he plans to pinch-hit Konerko a time or two before putting him in the lineup. "It's getting more like the weekend just to give him today and the off day," Ventura said. "The weekend, hopefully give him a couple of at-bats and, if he's up for it, he can probably DH one of those games and see how it feels. We'll go with a couple of at-bats first."

RHP Scott Carroll remains sidelined with a broken fingernail. He has not pitched since Sept. 13. Manager Robin Ventura said Carroll could start before the season ends.