Williams, Guillen discuss team
General manager Kenny Williams generally tries to avoid taking in White Sox games at Wrigley Field, probably because of a spilled beer incident that happened when he was walking down a crowded ramp a few years back.
But Williams rode his bicycle to Saturday's game and met with manager Ozzie Guillen.
"We talk a lot about the ballclub," Guillen said. "We don't talk about family. We talk about the ballclub; it's our job and it's very good."
Guillen and Williams did not discuss the status of Dayan Viciedo, who hit 2 more home runs (Nos. 14 and 15) while upping his RBI total to 58 for Class AAA Charlotte on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Norfolk.
"(Bench coach) Joey (Cora) just talked to Viciedo yesterday and I said: 'Someone tell Viciedo I don't hate him … I don't have space for him here,'" Guillen said.
Guillen and Williams mostly talked about injured starting pitcher John Danks (oblique), who isn't eligible to come off the disabled list until after the all-star break.
"We cleared some stuff up about Danks coming back, what move we're going to make," Guillen said. "It's about baseball things."
As for Viciedo, Williams reiterated Saturday that it's a group decision and the time isn't right to call up the intriguing prospect.
"I don't think (Williams) is going to mention Viciedo when he sees Juan Pierre the last couple games," Guillen said. "We make decisions as a team with the coaches, the manager and the GM.
"Right now I don't think is the time (for Viciedo). No, right now I think we're fine with what we have."
If the White Sox were really bold, they'd find a way to move Adam Dunn off the roster and add Viciedo as the designated hitter. Considering Dunn's still at the front end of a four-year, $56 million contract, good luck with that.
Dunn started in right field against the Cubs on Saturday.
Batting third, he hit the ball on the nose in the first inning, but it was right at right fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Dunn struck out his next three times up and his batting average dipped to .168.
Guillen said Dunn still is expected to play Sunday, possibly for first baseman Paul Konerko.
"What can you do?" Guillen said. "You have to keep playing him. Tomorrow he's going to play. Hopefully tomorrow's the day to come out and do some damage.
"But the only way to come out is to play him and he will be in the lineup."
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close