By Adam Hoge-

U.S. CELLULAR FIELD (CBS) Kevin Youkilis left Wednesday’s 8-2 win over the Twins early because of an ankle sprain, but it doesn’t appear the valuable third baseman will miss any significant time.

“He’s fine,” manager Robin Ventura said. “He turned his ankle going around first after a base hit. It was one those he probably could have continued to play. (Trainer Herm Schneider) looked at it and wanted to take him out.”

Ventura said they would look at the ankle again tonight, but Youkilis said he’ll be ready to play Friday in Texas against the Rangers.

The White Sox have an off day Thursday.

Catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who missed the last two games with a strained oblique, also hopes to return to the lineup Friday.

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