Ozzie rejects adding Bonds to Sox

Guillen rejects adding Bonds

ARLINGTON -- Every day it seems a new team is rumored to be interested in Barry Bonds. According to manager Ozzie Guillen, the White Sox will not be among them any time soon.

Even if a current Chicago slugger were to go down for an extended period, Guillen didn't mince words on the possibility of Bonds wearing a White Sox uniform.

"Barry can't play for my team," Guillen said.

Acknowledging that signing Bonds would ultimately be up to general manager Ken Williams -- and stating he has a great amount of respect for Bonds -- Guillen left no doubt as to what his answer would be if Williams asked.

"With all my respect -- to me he's one of the best players to ever play in the Major Leagues -- but I don't want a player like Barry around my team."

However, Guillen said there's a good fit out there somewhere for Bonds, and he would like to see a club pick him up -- just not his club.

"I think people should give him a shot, but he can't play for the White Sox," Guillen said. "It's about chemistry, and I don't think he'd be good for our chemistry."

Shawn Shroyer is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.