Alex Rios' stiff back and Paul Konerko's minor yet nagging physical issues will keep the fifth- and fourth-place hitters out of the White Sox lineup Wednesday night.

Rios said his back has been bothering him for a couple of days. He appeared to aggravate it swinging the bat on Tuesday night. Konerko has been receiving treatment for his back, and got clipped on the side of his head by the Royals' Jarrod Dyson on a play at first on Tuesday.

With an off day Thursday, manager Robin Ventura decided to give them a day off, allowing for a two-day refresher before the Sox open a three-game series against the Oakland A's on Friday.