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July 5, 2009

Ozzie Guillen on Clayton Richard

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 5, 2009 8:58 pm

Scott Merkin:

Guillen has frequently talked about the White Sox commitment to Richard as part of the rotation. He also spoke again about the patience in developing this 25-year-old hurler, whom the White Sox project out in the style of Gavin Floyd or John Danks, as Richard learns the ropes as a Major League starter.

On a team with postseason designs, though, this patience isn’t always an easy virtue to live by for Richard.

“Everyone in this clubhouse is competitive and we all want to win. That’s the last thing we want, is someone out there who is going to compromise winning,” said Richard, who picked up all three of his strikeouts Sunday when he fanned the side in the second. “I want to get out there and put our team in the best position to win. When that doesn’t happen, I feel bad and I feel bad for our team not giving them that chance.”

“We trust him,” said Guillen of Richard. “He has great stuff to pitch at the big league level. But every time he goes out there, we have to be patient and realize he’s a kid and we try to get him better every time.”

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