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Vertigo has Thigpen on in relief of Cooper

CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper missed his second consecutive game Monday and has been diagnosed with vertigo.

“He has vertigo so it’s possible he won’t be here for a few days,” manager Robin Ventura said. “He had it yesterday. He's not feeling too good. I talked to him today. I’ve never had it but by listening to him, it doesn’t sound very good.”

Vertigo, which is marked by dizziness and an off-center sense of balance, also recently struck San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti. On Thursday, the Giants’ team plane was even diverted to Las Vegas en route to Miami so Righetti could depart and be examined at a hospital. He has since been released.

“We were just talking about Dave Righetti the other day so it might be psychosomatic,” Ventura said with a chuckle. “I don’t know how you get it.”

Bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen moved into the pitching-coach role for a second day, while Mark Salas took over as bullpen coach.