Robin Ventura made Mark Buehrle plea

DALLAS -- An unexpected face-to-face encounter gave new White Sox manager Robin Ventura the chance to make a plea to free agent Mark Buehrle.

Ventura said he recently ran into Buehrle on the streets of New York, of all places, and the two had a brief conversation.

"Obviously, I just wanted him to know what I thought of him and what he has meant to the organization because I've been around," Ventura said. "I know what he has meant."

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