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USF-bound Guillen drafted by dad's White Sox

Ozney Guillen, the Miami Monsignor Pace outfielder headed to USF this fall, was drafted in the 22nd round by the Chicago White Sox -- yes, the same team that his father, Ozzie, manages.

Guillen was aware this week of the possibility of being drafted by his father's team -- the White Sox drafted his brother Oney in the 36th round in 2007 -- but his father said this week. The elder Guillen said he didn't want any preferential treatment for his son, but knew he was good enough to be drafted.

"I'm not so sure I'd like him to be drafted by the White Sox," the elder Guillen told this week. "I don't want any favors. I respect the scouts' opinion about how high or how low they have my kid. I believe that, forget about my last name; if you think he's the No. 30 pick then pick him No. 30. If you think he's the No. 2 pick, pick him No. 2 and not by his last name. I don't think he wants that either."

Guillen is the third USF recruit drafted Tuesday -- outfielder Kyle Waldrop and left-hander Kyle Ryan were both drafted in the 12th round.

[Last modified: Friday, July 16, 2010 11:25am]


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