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Guillen wants to see Jenks improve

Guillen wants to see Jenks improve

CHICAGO -- Before Tuesday's game against the Twins, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen elaborated on his plans for deposed closer Bobby Jenks.

"One thing about players, they read a lot of papers and they only pick the bad things," Guillen said. "If Bobby needs to know what's going on, I'll tell him. It's very clear. I have to see Bobby on the mound first before he goes back to his role. I never say it's not his role, but I've got to see him one outing, maybe two, to see what he has, and then we'll see what we're doing."

Jenks' role as closer came under fire when he gave up three earned runs in the ninth inning to the Detroit Tigers before the White Sox eventually won in extra innings on Thursday. He has not pitched in any game since that outing.


Jenks pitched the ninth inning on Tuesday, and gave up a hit in a scoreless frame as the White Sox lost, 12-6.