6/2/2013 3:56 P.M. ET
Younger brother Jordan joins John Danks on White Sox
By Willie Bans / Special to MLB.com
OAKLAND -- John Danks and his younger brother, Jordan, have been on the same baseball team before: during high school in Austin, Texas; during Spring Training; at Triple-A Charlotte last month; and on Sunday, on the active Chicago White Sox roster together for the first time ever.
Jordan Danks, 26, got word Saturday that he was being recalled from Charlotte following Dewayne Wise's placement on the DL.
"I found out, then two seconds later I got a text from my mother," Jordan Danks said. "I'm like, 'How did you find out before me? How do you even know this? You might as well be my agent.'"
Jordan Danks played for the big league club before, but John, 28, was inactive because of an injury. On Sunday, Jordan was starting at center field and batting seventh in the lineup. On Monday against the Mariners, John is scheduled to make his third start of the season after being activated from the DL.
"He's a great defender," manager Robin Ventura said of Jordan. "He's made a lot of improvements ever since we had him in Spring Training, even last year to this year. Offensively, he's been doing fine. He has some speed. He's just one of those, you trust him out there and see what you get."
Jordan aims to take advantage of the chance to move the story from being John Danks' brother to being a solid big league player, too.
"Whenever you get the opportunity, you've got to show them what you got," Jordan said. "That's sort of how you make a name for yourself."
Even though he had his own locker, Jordan sat in John's before his big brother arrived to the clubhouse Sunday. The siblings are a day away from possibly being on the field at the same time, and they are enjoying these moments.
"You've got to remind yourself not to take it for granted," John said. "It really is special."
Beckham activated from disabled list
OAKLAND -- Opening Day second baseman Gordon Beckham has been activated from the disabled list, the White Sox announced following Sunday's game in Oakland. The team designated infielder Tyler Greene for assignment.
Beckham, on the DL since April 10, was at Triple-A Charlotte for his rehab stint from a surgically repaired hand. He hit .333 with two doubles and five RBI in 36 at-bats for Charlotte.
Greene started 13 games at second base and entered six games as a pinch-runner. His contract was purchased from Charlotte on April 14.
Wise placed on disabled list with strained hamstring
OAKLAND -- Outfielder Dewayne Wise was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Sunday's three-game series finale against the A's.
He has a strained right hamstring, an injury sustained last month, manager Robin Ventura said.
"It's been something that's kind of been there for a while," Ventura said. "Initially, it was the Miami game [May 25] when he scored from second, and he just really hasn't been able to go out. Tried to get him in another time and it wasn't there. He was talking about it snapping if he went out there. It's one of those where you've got to get it better."
Wise, 35, was hitting .234 (15-for-64) with a home run, three RBIs and six runs in 30 games. He had appeared in just two games since starting against the Angels on May 18.
Outfielder Jordan Danks was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte.
• Like Ventura had hinted, Sunday's lineup looked different. Center fielder Jordan Danks is batting seventh, with Paul Konerko (strained neck) and Alex Rios (planned day off) out, Conor Gillaspie is batting third for the first time this season; and Dayan Viciedo is batting cleanup for just the second time.
"It's one of those where you change it out, get some energy in there, see what happens," Ventura said.
• Ventura and bench coach Mark Parent will each miss two games in next week's home series against Oakland to attend family graduation ceremonies. Ventura is out Thursday and Friday, while Parent is out Friday and Saturday. Parent will manage Thursday, and pitching coach Don Cooper will manage Friday.
"I think everyone will enjoy it," Ventura said. "I knew this was coming. [General manager Rick Hahn] knew this was coming. Hopefully it goes well, and I'm not worried about it being in their hands."
Willie Bans is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.