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White Sox respond to Guillen comments
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Published: 8/3/2010 12:03 AM

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The White Sox on Monday released the following statement in response to comments made Sunday by manager Ozzie Guillen:

"This is an issue Ozzie Guillen obviously feels very passionately about. Ozzie certainly has his own experiences as a player, coach and manager, and is entitled to his own opinions, but the Chicago White Sox believe his views are incorrect.

"The White Sox do not agree with the assumptions Ozzie made in his comments yesterday. Major League Baseball and the White Sox provide a number of programs to help our foreign players with acculturation, including English language classes and Spanish language presentations related to the risks of and testing for performance-enhancing drugs. The team also has Spanish-speaking staff assigned to serve as liaisons for our Latin American players.

"Ozzie may not have been fully aware of all of the industrywide efforts made by Major League Baseball and its clubs to help our players succeed in the transition to professional baseball, no matter the level of play or their country of origin."