Guillen still giving Pierre the green light

Guillen still giving Pierre the green light

Guillen still giving Pierre the green light
CHICAGO -- Juan Pierre picked up his sixth stolen base during Francisco Liriano's no-hitter and Minnesota's 1-0 victory Tuesday, marking just his second successful stolen base over his last 10 tries. He had been thrown out three straight times since stealing second on April 21, but manager Ozzie Guillen won't take away the green light from his top base-stealing threat.

"I can't change Juan," Guillen said. "Juan is a veteran player, and he knows what he's doing.

"His legs don't respond the way he wants right now. Maybe with this weather, he's kind of stiff a little bit. We'll wait to see later how he's doing. He's a smart player, and he knows what he has to do to get better."

Pierre had 68 stolen bases during his first year with the White Sox and was caught 18 times.