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Getting bench production is key for any team, but it is turning into a need for the White Sox as injuries occur.
Jeff Keppinger wasn't available again Saturday because of continuing back soreness. Manager Robin Ventura couldn't rule out the disabled list.
``Anything's possible. Herm [Schneider, trainer] will let me know it it's going in that direction,'' he said.
Ventura said the Sox are likely to recall a lefthanded hitter to bolster the bench for now.
``At least we have people to come up and do the job. You're getting guys from Class AAA who can play and you know you're going to end up using them. Right now just seems to be a time where we're got a lot of guys who are hurt. We're using guys from the minor leagues who fortunately we've seen in spring training and they feel comfortable coming up here.''
The roster already includes recent call-ups Jordan Danks, Blake Tekotte and Tyler Greene.
Greene delivered in a big way Friday with the go-ahead two-run homer starting at second base.
``It was special. It was my first start [at home], so I was excited,'' he said.
Back up catcher Hector Gimenez also homered Friday in a night for the bench.
``It's all about team effort,'' Gimenez said. ``We are here to play and to look for wins. It's not about me. It's not about somebody else. It's all about the whole team. As long as we win, we're all happy.''

John Danks is ready for a minor league rehab assignment after a sound outing Friday at extended spring training. ``It's time for him to get out and hopefully it keeps being a step closer to being ready to pitch and being healthy,'' Ventura said.

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