Cooper to miss start of road trip

CHICAGO -- Pitching coach Don Cooper will not be with the White Sox when they open a seven-game road trip at Minnesota on Thursday.

Cooper has been away from the team since Monday with vertigo, but is believed to be at home resting after a stay in the hospital.

Bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen has been serving as pitching coach in Cooper’s absence.

“He’s not feeling that much better so we don’t have him going on the flight today,” manager Robin Ventura said. “How much longer, I don’t know. I do know he’s not feeling all that great so he won’t be flying with us.”