UPDATE: Merkin @ CWS:
Although Guillen couldn’t provide any clarity on Sale’s immediate future, he did admit that breaking camp with a “closer by committee” is not a routine he wants to follow.
“That’s a good thing for the pitcher, knowing what [his] position is going to be,” Guillen said. “I think that’s one thing we’re looking for and I hope we do.
“You look around and Matt Thornton is the guy with experience. The guy was there before. You look at Sale and we don’t know. We got to wait to see if Peavy is ready and see if we use Sale or somebody else. I got to wait for that. But pitching, Cooper knows about that and [general manager] Kenny [Williams] has an idea and I feel comfortable either way.
“Having Sale in the bullpen is a plus,” Guillen said. “That depends on Peavy and who’s going to cover early in the season.”