The nonwaiver trade deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday, but the only rumor involving the White Sox has left-handed starting pitcher John Danks possibly going to the New York Yankees or the Miami Marlins.
If the deadline comes and goes without a move, don't be surprised.
"You are probably going to see the same guys that are here right now," Sox manager Robin Ventura told reporters in Detroit on Wednesday. "Not anticipating anything. We'll continue to do what we are doing here and not worry about it."
The final day of July receives most of the attention on the trade front, but the deadline for being eligible for postseason rosters is Aug. 31. That means there is still a month for White Sox general manager Rick Hahn to determine if he wants to move players such as Danks, second baseman Gordon Beckham, outfielders Dayan Viciedo and/or Alejandro De Aza and designated hitter Adam Dunn.
Players dealt after Thursday have to clear waivers, but Hahn had no trouble moving Alex Rios last August. In 2010, the Sox claimed Manny Ramirez off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers, and they traded Jim Thome and Jose Contreras in August of 2009.
While the rumor mill is quiet, Wednesday was full of news on other White Sox fronts:
• Right fielder Avisail Garcia and relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom will begin rehab assignments with Class AAA Charlotte on Friday.
Garcia has been out since April 10 after injuring his left shoulder and undergoing surgery. He might need to play a month in the minor leagues before being ready to come off the disabled list.
Lindstrom has been out since May 20 and is coming back from ankle surgery.
• It has been a brutal season for relief pitcher Nate Jones, and the Sox announced the reliever had Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
Jones missed most of spring training with a gluteus muscle strain and sore hip, and he had back surgery in early May.
Jones, who regularly threw 100 mph in his first two seasons with the White Sox, is expected to be sidelined 12-15 months recovering from elbow surgery.
• First-round draft pick (No. 3 overall) Carlos Rodon was promoted from the Arizona Rookie League White Sox after 2 appearances, and the left-hander debuted Wednesday with high Class A Winston-Salem.
Rodon pitched 1 inning of relief and allowed 2 runs on 1 hit and 2 walks. He also had 3 strikeouts.
In 4 innings of relief in the minor leagues, Rodon has 8 strikeouts. If he continues to progress, Rodon could be in the Sox' bullpen in September.