Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was released from his contract Monday night to pursue other opportunities. Guillen met with owner Jerry Reinsdorf for about 30 minutes earlier in the day. Guillen said he told Reinsdorf he would like to return, but only for a contract extension for more money. He had one year remaining on his current deal. “We certainly cannot thank Ozzie enough for all he has done during his eight seasons as manager of the Chicago White Sox, highlighted by an unforgettable 2005 World Series championship,” Reinsdorf said in a release issued by the team following its 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The White Sox said in the release they retain the right to compensation should Guillen accept a managerial position with another major league team for the 2012 season. – AP
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