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Versatility aids Ozzie in juggling lineups

Versatility aids Ozzie in juggling lineups

Versatility aids Ozzie in juggling lineups
CHICAGO -- Between slumps, injuries and other players stepping up, manager Ozzie Guillen hasn't had an easy time filling out the White Sox lineup card each day. In fact, he's already used 47 different combinations in the team's first 68 games.

Sunday was no different as four players who didn't start Saturday night's game were in the starting lineup for the series finale against the A's. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski and left fielder Juan Pierre were back in their regular spots, Omar Vizquel took over for Gordon Beckham at second base and Mark Teahen made his second start since returning from his stint on the disabled list with a strained right oblique.

The different combinations are made possible by the versatility of guys like Vizquel in the infield, Brent Lillibridge in both the outfield and infield, and the return of Teahen, whom the White Sox have used at first base, third base and both right and left field.

"We've said all along, we're a good team," pitcher John Danks said. "We're not only deep on paper, we're pretty darn good on the field, too."

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