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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Report: Guillen could have been dealt

ESPNChicago.com

Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said he would have allowed manager Ozzie Guillen to go to the Marlins if Florida would have sent back a particular player, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

''The Marlins asked for permission to talk to Ozzie, and we told them we'd let Ozzie go if they gave us a particular player,'' Reinsdorf told the Sun-Times. ''But we knew they couldn't give us the player.''

Reinsdorf wouldn't identify the player, although he refuted a previous Sun-Times report that the player was Mike Stanton.

''We were never going to let Ozzie go," Reinsdorf told the paper, "but if they would have given us this particular player, I would have let anybody go. ... Everybody is available at a price. The only player I had that wasn't available was Michael Jordan.''

Reinsdorf went on to say that despite the season-long rift between Guillen and general manager Ken Williams, he was never given an ultimatum to choose between the two.