Oney Guillen

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Oney Roberto Guillen

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Biographical information[edit]

Oney Guillen is the son of Ozzie Guillen, brother of Ozney Guillen and cousin of Ehire Adrianza. A second baseman, he played for the Thunder Bay Border Cats in the Northwoods League in 2006. Guillen was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 36th round of the 2007 amateur draft and was signed by scout David Wilder. He debuted with the Bristol Sox on June 20, going 1 for 4 with a double and a run against the Bluefield Orioles. He hit .122 in 32 games for the team that year.

He found employment in the White Sox's minor league department after his playing career ended, but on March 19, 2010, was asked to resign after making remarks uncomplimentary to the organization in his "twitter" account. The incident was hard on his father, who was manager of the major league team at the time. The younger Guillen was also doing some radio commentary on the White Sox's flagship station at the time, and he said he would continue with that while looking for another baseball-related job. He got embroiled in more controversy in December, when reacting to reliever Bobby Jenks' comments about Ozzie Guillen's management style upon leaving the White Sox as a free agent. Oney called Jenks a "punk" on his twitter feed, stating for example that Jenks "cried in the managers office because you have problems now you go and talk bad about the Sox after they protected you for 7 years." In another message, he said: "And you say the manager didn't trust you? He kept putting your fat a** there and you kept blowing it, he never took you away from that role! Unreal!" The White Sox quickly disassociated themselves from Oney's comments.

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