White Sox news and notes: March 6
March, 6, 2010
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com
“As long as Jerry Reinsdorf owns the White Sox, I’m here if they want me,” Guillen said.
Guillen had to answer numerous questions about the Cubs in his pregame conversation. The White Sox manager said that Cubs manager Lou Piniella should have a more relaxed season in 2010.
“One of his biggest headaches left; that makes his life a little easier,” Guillen said, alluding to Milton Bradley, now residing in Seattle after a trade that sent him to the Mariners for right-handed pitcher Carlos Silva.
“The fun was watching Carlos swing the bat the way he did today,” Guillen said. “Seeing the kids playing similar and having the kind of at-bats that they had was also good to see.”
The manager was impressed with Daniel Hudson’s three innings on the mound as well.
“Hudson threw the ball really well,” Guillen said. “When you win games, everything is positive.”
“I said yesterday he’s [Jones] not going to make it tougher for us, he’s going to make it easier,” Guillen said, alluding to Jones pushing the other outfielders for a starting position. “If he continues to play like that, and [Mark] Kotsay continues to play like that, we’ll find playing time for them.”
“He’s fine,” Guillen said. “We have the MRI. He’s just a little out of shape.”