Sources: 4 years, $10M for Ozzie Guillen
Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen's contract for 2012 will be $250,000 less than the amount he would have made managing the Chicago White Sox next season. Guillen will make $10 million over the life of his four-year deal (for an annual base of $2.5 million) to lead the newly named Miami Marlins, major league sources told ESPNChicago.com.
The same sources confirmed that Guillen made $2.5 million with the White Sox in 2011 and was scheduled to make $2.75 million in 2012.
The White Sox released Guillen from his contract after Florida agreed to deal two minor leaguers to Chicago as compensation. The Marlins also acquired a minor leaguer along with Guillen.
Guillen ended his eight-year run with the White Sox on Monday, two days before the 2011 season concluded. The 48-year-old native of Venezuela was introduced as Marlins manger on the final day of the regular season.
Bruce Levine covers baseball for ESPNChicago.com.