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Ozzie Guillen: Dunn to hit third

Posted on: December 6, 2010 2:28 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2010 4:43 pm
Dunn Ozzie Guillen held court Monday at the Winter Meetings, and revealed that he plans to hit slugger Adam Dunn third in the order.

"I want him to hit in the first inning," Guillen said of the lefty (pictured). Makes sense, as Dunn will generally either hit a home run or walk, which would extend the first inning. That would leave Paul Konerko in his customary cleanup spot.

How about at closer, where the White Sox no longer have Bobby Jenks after non-tendering him?

Either Matt Thornton or Chris Sale will close, so Guillen seems to want a lefty in the role. Sale is currently preparing to be a starter in the expectation that Jake Peavy won't be able to begin the season, so the job may fall to Thornton. That's not final, however as the team could bring back J.J. Putz to fill the role or opt for another player.

Guillen also had a quip (when doesn't he?) about Jayson Werth's seven-year, $126 million pact with the Nationals.

"I wish I was his agent. Or his wife," he said.

-- Evan Brunell

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