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Guillen dismisses son from White Sox scouting department

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said yesterday that he asked his son to resign from his position with the team because the younger Guillen had made a mistake.

Guillen spoke to the media a day after his son Oney resigned from a position with Chicago's scouting department in part over comments he made on Twitter that the White Sox sought to tone down.

"That came from me. From his father," Guillen said. "To say, 'Listen, I think it's time to move on and walk away. I want to just think about my ballclub.' "

Friday ended with Guillen storming out of the team complex at Camelback Ranch without speaking to reporters after a game against the Cubs. He later wrote an entry on his Twitter account in Spanish, saying that the team, presumably, "touched me where it hurts me the most and I have to be ready for what comes, like I have always done."

Guillen accepted responsibility for the situation yesterday, said he briefly talked with GM Kenny Williams and chairman Jerry Reinsdorf on Friday, and added that he has no issue with Williams.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that 24-year-old Oney Guillen was unhappy that his Twitter statements, which were critical of the team and front office, were being monitored by the club. And Ozzie Guillen said last week the front office nixed his plan to start his own Web site. The site was a project Oney was working on.

Wood injured again

Indians closer Kerry Wood went one full season in Cleveland without making a trip to the disabled list. He won't make it two. Wood, with a long history of injuries and surgeries, could miss two months with a strained muscle in his upper back.

- AP

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