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Viciedo to debut Sunday

Viciedo to debut Sunday

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WASHINGTON -- Third baseman Dayan Viciedo, called up to the White Sox on Friday from Triple-A Charlotte, is not expected to play Saturday against the Nationals.

Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said based on recent team success and the ability to give players more rest, Viciedo's Major League debut will be pushed back.

"This matchup [against right-hander J.D. Martin] is pretty good because I have a chance to play [Omar] Vizquel today and give him two days off," Guillen said before Saturday's contest. "I'm trying to give [Vizquel] the most at-bats we can. The way we have been playing, I wanted to go with the same lineup."

Playing the rookie on Sunday against the Nationals could be more to his favor. The right-handed-hitting Viciedo would take on Washington left-hander John Lannan, rather than Martin.

With Charlotte, Viciedo hit .364 against left-handers compared to .268 against right-handers. He was hitting .290 overall with 14 home runs and 34 RBIs.

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