CHICAGO -- Mired in 2-for-34 hitting woes, Carlos Quentin was dropped from third to sixth in Thursday's order. Quentin didn't seem to mind the switch.
"No. As long as I get a chance to hit," Quentin said. "I would say the same thing hitting in the sixth hole. That decision was made to help the team win. I'll compete with every at-bat I have and like I said, we'll all look for good things to happen."
Manager Ozzie Guillen wants Quentin to return to his more selective ways at the plate, put on display during his 2008 breakout year, when Quentin had a .394 on-base percentage. As of Thursday night, Quentin had 11 strikeouts and nine walks, along with a team-high four double-play grounders.
"One thing about Carlos, he's seen a lot of pitches in the past," Guillen said. "Now, whatever he sees he swings at. Last night, his last at-bat, I don't think he swung at one strike. I don't think it's just Carlos, anybody, use me as an example. When you swing at bad pitches, you're going to make a lot of outs."
"I'm a little aware of how I feel in the box," Quentin said. "Some days I feel good, and some days I haven't. Obviously the results are what they are now. I'll look to get better, and I will."