Orlando Hudson will likely be in uniform for the White Sox when they open a three-game series against the Twins on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. Third baseman Brent Morel is likely headed to the disabled list.
"I think so unless [trainer] Herm [Schneider] says different,'' Ventura said Sunday of Morel, who has a bulging disc in his lower right back. "Right now it looks that way.''
Hudson, a 34-year-old four-time Gold Glove second baseman and two-time All-Star, hasn't played third in the majors. He played 242 games at the hot corner in the Toronto Blue Jays minor-league system, however. There is no talk of moving second baseman Gordon Beckham back to third base, where he played as a rookie.
"That's probably more of where he would play with Gordon being at second,'' Ventura said. "He might be able to fill in there later, give [Beckham] a day off here and there.''
Ventura said he'll keep Beckham batting second and would use Hudson toward the bottom of the order. Hudson was batting .211 with one home run when the Padres released him Thursday.