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Former Border Cat resigns White Sox post

Former Thunder Bay Border Cats infielder Oney Guillen has resigned from his job as a scouting video technician with the Chicago White Sox after tweeting negative comments about the organization.
Former Thunder Bay Border Cats infielder Oney Guillen has resigned from his job as a scouting video technician with the Chicago White Sox after tweeting negative comments about the organization.

Guillen, 24, was asked by his father Ozzie, manager of the White Sox, to step down, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Chicago Sun-Times, wrote that the younger Guillen, who spent the 2006 season in a Border Cats uniform before advancing to single ‘A’ ball in the White Sox farm system, was upset that club officials were monitoring his Twitter statements.

Ozzie Guillen said he told his son to quit to avoid any further attention being focused on the team.

“That came from me. From his father,” Guillen told the Associated Press. “To say, “Listen, I think it’s time to move on and walk away. I want to just think about my ballclub.”

In other Border Cats news, the team this week announced it has commitments from at least three returnees from the 2010 squad. Infielder A.J. Schugel and pitchers Garrett Yount and Drew Erwin have said they will be back this summer.

The Cats home opener is scheduled for June 2.



Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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