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November 23, 2009

Omar Vizquel to be a full-time backup

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 23, 2009 7:43 pm
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You knew Ozzie would do it:

“I don’t want him to be a coach,” manager Ozzie Guillen said of the signing. “That’s the last thing I want. Omar is so professional handling something he had to do for the first time in his life. I think the job he did with the kids in Texas [last season] was outstanding. “His presence with the team is very important. He’s a guy that knows how to play the game, he’s a Hall of Famer. The kids can take advantage, especially Gordon [Beckham] and [Alexei] Ramirez. We will try and find him a lot of playing time, especially early in the year because everyone knows Ramirez struggles early either because of the weather or over-training.” … Meanwhile, Vizquel’s main concern is a jersey number to wear. Guillen told his friend that he “doesn’t have enough money to get my number [13],” so Vizquel was kicking the tires on Aparicio’s No. 11 or Carrasquel’s No. 17.

Now if the playing time is taken from “3B regular” Mark Teahen, it doesn’t sound so bad.


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