Robin Ventura made Mark Buehrle plea

Updated: December 6, 2011, 8:22 AM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

DALLAS -- An unexpected face-to-face encounter gave new White Sox manager Robin Ventura the chance to make a plea to free agent Mark Buehrle.

Ventura said he recently ran into Buehrle on the streets of New York, of all places, and the two had a brief conversation.

"Obviously, I just wanted him to know what I thought of him and what he has meant to the organization because I've been around," Ventura said. "I know what he has meant."

Ventura did not say if he knew ...

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