He has operated this way before so Robin Ventura said he won’t sweat it that he has only one year left on his contract.

Technically you could say the White Sox manager qualifies for lame duck status as his current deal ends at the conclusion of the 2014 season.

But Ventura -- who bypassed a chance before the start of the 2013 season to extend his current deal -- said earlier this month he has always dealt with the White Sox in this fashion and isn’t worried. He also reiterated he likes his job and would like to remain with the White Sox beyond 2014 earlier this month at the winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.