PHOENIX -- Ozzie Guillen spent Sunday morning in the hospital after passing a kidney stone.
He arrived early at Chase Field but was sent to the hospital by White Sox head athletic trainer Herm Schneider. Guillen returned to the ballpark at approximately 11 a.m. MST, but did not meet with the media before the game. He still managed the series finale against the D-backs.
Guillen had kidney-stone issues back in August of 2004, during his first year as White Sox manager. Those particular problems occurred as he was serving a two-game suspension for arguing a stolen-base call during an Aug. 9 contest against Cleveland.
"The good thing about it is it came out right away," said Guillen of passing the stone, crediting his wife, Ibis, and Schneider for their help in the matter. "I don't have to stay here and leave tomorrow and miss the game. I don't want to miss the game. Early in the game, I was kind of dizzy and kind of didn't feel too good. I feel better now.
"People say that's as close as [men] have to having a child. I went through it before. Today was worse than the first time. It's like you go to the dentist for the second time, you know what's going to happen. It was painful."