Chicago White Sox

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--Manager Ozzie Guillen had a more expensive weekend in Toronto than he anticipated, destroying the chair in the visiting manager's office, as well as the coffee machine. Guillen then made headlines before Sunday's loss to Toronto, defending himself and his coaching staff, as the heat continued to mount for all of them in what has been a disappointing season. "Nobody has more passion for the game than me," Guillen said. "Nobody. I can put that on a scale right now. You ask a lot of guys out there, maybe two or three guys tell me they want to manage, yes. They'll say 'no, I'll take my money and leave.' That's not passion. That's a job. And it's a good job." Guillen did say he would pay for the chair and the coffee machine.

--RHP Tony Pena was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game, as the right elbow tendinitis that slowed Pena down in the beginning of May again became a problem. Pena was 1-1 with a 6.20 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 17 relief appearances, working as a middle reliever. His last outing was on Friday, as he came in the game to hold down a one-run deficit, but gave the Jays an insurance run in the loss. In his spot, the Sox recalled RHP Lucas Harrell from Class AAA Charlotte, and threw him right in the fire in Sunday's loss, with Harrell throwing four innings and allowing four runs.

--RHP Gavin Floyd will be given the option of staying in the normal rotation spot and pitching on Wednesday, or going on normal rest and pitching Tuesday. If he picks Tuesday, that would bump RHP Phil Humber back to Wednesday, as the Sox continue to juggle the six-man rotation. Manager Ozzie Guillen did say the team would be going back to a five-man rotation at the end of the road trip, but that still seems to be up for debate. "I have to give the privilege to Gavin to make that call because how we used him," Guillen said. "I think he earned that by doing us a favor and going out there and (performing) for us. That's why I told him, 'You pick a day and if you're ready to go the day you're supposed to go, you go it. If you don't, that's our problem to figure out who we put there.'"

--INF/OF Mark Teahen began his minor-league rehab assignment Saturday, as the Sox reserve tries to bounce back from a strained right oblique that sent him to the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 12. Teahen started the game at third base, going 2-for-4. Manager Ozzie Guillen didn't think it would take many games for Teahen to get ready to return. He could rejoin the team in Boston, or the Sox might wait until Thursday's off day to recall him.

--2B Gordon Beckham was scheduled to return to the starting lineup on Monday, after X-rays taken near his left eye came back normal. Beckham was struck in the eye area on relay throw from Alex Rios in Friday's game, and had to leave the contest. He sat out both Saturday and Sunday, as the swelling went down. Manager Ozzie Guillen said Monday in Boston was the return date for him. "I can see fine," Beckham said. "Once the swelling goes down, I think I'll be in there."

BY THE NUMBERS
6.19 -- The ERA for Edwin Jackson in six road games this season. It's that reason that Jackson is a candidate to get demoted to the bullpen when, and if, the Sox do go from their current six-man rotation to a five-man rotation.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I wish I don't feel anything for this game. I wish I didn't care about the White Sox, what the general manager, fans, media thinks... I can't. I try to put it in my mind that I don't, but I can't because I love baseball, I love this organization and this is a job I want to do. I'd be lying to myself." -- Manager Ozzie Guillen, in a rant about his passion for the Sox and managing for the organization.

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