A day after firing bench coach Mark Parent, White Sox general managerRick Hahn made it clear former manager Ozzie Guillen won’t be filling the vacancy.
Guillen won’t be returning as manager, either. Hahn confirmed today that Robin Ventura will be back for a fifth season.
Hahn: Ventura returning in 2016After a long playing career in Chicago, Guillen managed the White Sox from 2004 to 2011, winning the team’s first World Series since 1917 in 2005. He had a .524 winning percentage in Chicago.
“I don’t know if Ozzie’s the fit for that spot,” Hahn said. “Look, I don’t know if you’ve heard it from me yet but you’ve certainly heard it from others in this organization, Ozzie Guillen belongs somewhere in the big leagues managing. The game is better for it and he’s already proven in front of our own eyes what he’s capable of doing when at the helm of a club. That’s the role he should be filling somewhere in major-league and hopefully some of these openings somewhere he lands there.”
Guillen has been saying he misses baseball and wants to get back in the game.
Guillen was fired as manager of the Marlins in 2012 after just one year with the team.
Contributing: Daryl Van Schouwen