Just because he handled it well before doesn’t mean Zach Putnam would pitch the ninth inning on Sunday if the White Sox have a lead.

Manager Robin Ventura said Sunday he plans to handle the final three outs on a case-by-case basis and doesn’t intend to anoint one player the closer. Even though Putnam has been a find this season, and recorded a save Saturday, doesn’t give him any advantage over Javy Guerra, Jacob Petricka, Eric Surkamp or Daniel Webb, Ventura said.

A minor-league free agent signee, Putnam is 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 31 1/3 innings this season.

“He’s going to pitch, I don’t know if it’s going to be in the ninth,” Ventura said. “But yeah I’m going to run him out. It’s going to be depending on the matchup/usage, all that stuff. Just because he closed out yesterday doesn’t mean he gets today.”

Even Saturday, Ventura wasn’t sure he’d use Putnam in the ninth inning. He entered the game in the eighth inning after Surkamp retired pinch hitter Adam Lind on three pitches.