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Guillen's son could land with White Sox
By Scot Gregor | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 6/5/2010 10:18 PM | Updated: 6/5/2010 10:19 PM

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The White Sox can use any help they can get at the moment. Is Ozney Guillen, manager Ozzie Guillen's youngest son, the answer?

Ozney Guillen just completed a standout baseball career at Monsignor Pace High School in Miami, and the left-handed hitting outfielder has committed to play college ball at South Florida in Tampa.

That's likely to change if Ozney is picked high enough in next week's draft, and he could land with the Sox.

"My kid can play a little bit and he has a lot of ability," Ozzie said. "In the meanwhile, scouts do their job and I'm not a scout."

One scout said Ozney Guillen is likely to be drafted between the eighth and 12th rounds. A center fielder in high school, Ozney projects out as a corner outfielder in pro ball.

In recent drafts, the White Sox have picked Kenny Williams Jr., the son of general manager Kenny Williams. They also picked Harold Baines Jr., but he's out of baseball.

Oney Guillen, Ozzie's middle son, also played in the Sox' minor-league system.

Ozzie has already talked to Williams about his son's possible future with the White Sox.

"Don't feel any pressure about him being my kid," Ozzie said. "Whatever team out there thinks he's good enough for them, that's fine with me."

Juan gone: After Saturday's loss to the Indians, manager Ozzie Guillen didn't blame Juan Pierre for bunting on a 3-2 count in the seventh inning. Pierre fouled the pitch off and was out on strikes.

"I think that's his game," Guillen said. "He knew it was 3-2. He thought (Cleveland starter Mitch Talbot) was going to throw a fastball down the middle; the guy (third baseman Jhonny Peralta) was playing back. If you bunt and get a basehit, look at what a genius you are. If that thing doesn't work your way, you don't look too good."

Waiting game: Third baseman Mark Teahen is still not sure how his surgically repaired right middle finger feels.

"They gave me a lot of pain medication," Teahen said. "When I'm done with that, I'll have a better idea."

Teahen fractured the finger fielding a groundball at Tampa Bay last Sunday, and he had a pin interested on Thursday to help it heal properly. He's expected to miss six weeks.

"I was hoping it would be sooner than that," Teahen said. "We'll give it a little time now and maybe I can make it back quicker."