MIAMI — According to published reports out of Chicago, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is out the door and headed to South Florida to manage the Marlins when they open their new ballpark in April.
The White Sox confirmed late Monday that they and Guillen have parted ways.
"The White Sox have agreed to Ozzie Guillen's request to be released from his contract, allowing the manager to pursue other opportunities," the White Sox said in a statement.
"I personally appreciate everything Ozzie has done for this organization, our fans and the city of Chicago," White Sox team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said. "We shared the greatest moments together and wish him nothing but future success in baseball and in life."
ESPNChicago.com had reported that Guillen was traded to the Marlins for two minor-leaguers. The Marlins declined comment but did not deny the reports.
Guillen would replace Jack McKeon, who announced that he will retire after the season at age 80, as expected.
McKeon is the second-oldest manager in history after Connie Mack, who managed the Philadelphia Athletics until age 87.
SETBACK FOR CARTER: Hall of Fame C Gary Carter, who is being treated for cancerous brain tumors, has "an abnormal and unusual spot" on his right temple and was scheduled for a biopsy, daughter Kimmy Bloemers wrote in the family's online journal.
ANGELS: Rookie 1B Mark Trumbo will miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his right foot.
BLUE JAYS: Manager John Farrell left the team to be with his son, Luke, 20, who was scheduled for major surgery in Boston.
BRAVES: RH reliever Peter Moylan plans to have surgery on a partially torn right rotator cuff but hopes to return next season.
BREWERS: The team will set a home attendance record this season.
D'BACKS: Neurological tests were negative on RF Justin Upton, who was beaned Sunday by Giants RHP Tim Lincecum.
PIRATES: CF Andrew McCutchen was scratched after he was hit by a ball in the lower abdomen during batting practice.
RED SOX: 3B Kevin Youkilis, who has hip bursitis and a sports hernia, is unlikely to play in the final three regular-season games.
ROCKIES: RF Carlos Gonzalez was shut down for the season with a right wrist injury, and SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) will be available only in an emergency.
TIGERS: Former LHP Mike Maroth was hired as pitching coach at Class A Lakeland for the 2012 season.