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Injury update

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Carlos Quentin was a scratch from Wednesday’s lineup, and according to manager Ozzie Guillen, both Quentin and outfielder Jerry Owens will be on the shelf for the next few games.

Quentin, who was acquired from Arizona in an offseason trade, had offseason shoulder surgery and started the spring camp off trying to fix some mechanics in his swing. That led to some other bad habits, as well as soreness in the left shoulder.
“It’s the shoulder, but it’s not a big deal,’’ Guillen said. “It was my concern and [GM Kenny Williams’] concern, because this kid is going to be here for good and I think he was creating bad habits with his swing and it led to some soreness, but he’ll be fine. If it was the start of the season, he could play.
“But rather than have him push it and lose one more week, we are holding him back. I think it’s the best for him. This kid is a workaholic. We have to monitor him real close, because he’s different than other kids. But he bounces back real well from injuries. He’s not hurt, he’s just sore. But in the meanwhile, when you’re sore and it’s in the back of your mind, you create bad habits. This is to protect him.’’
As for Owens, he had been battling with a sore groin the first week of Cactus League games, and was experiencing some soreness when he showed up to the facility on Wednesday.
“Jerry Owens is going to be held back a couple of days because he’s sore,’’ Guillen said. “I don’t like the way he was running the bases his last time out there. J.O., the key for him is his legs and we have to keep those legs fresh. Right now, we don’t like what we see from him right now, and there’s no reason for him to go out there and hurt himself again. All of a sudden a minor injury becomes a big injury. We learned that from having [Scott] Podsednik. ‘Pods’ would go from a little soreness to a big deal.’’

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Both need to be "on the shelf permanetly"

We are in TROUBLE. Tgis team is NOT TALENTED> OLD AN SLOW!!!

Legs fresh??? You have 163 games Jerry. What a whoooose.

If you are not in shape, and you have little talent as it is------

The White Sox are in trouble. And to think we came in front of Kansas City by 3 games.

Hey Joe,

How about an injury update on Jack Egbert? He hasn't been heard from since he was scratched from the intra-squad game.

OK, I have to comment on ignorant takes.....Roscoe, would you rather Owens go full tilt and injure himself until the All-Star break? Don't make stupid comments.......Bruce, define old....last I checked we have a good mix of young guys.....Quentin, Owens, Ramirez, Fields, Swisher...should I keep going? Do us a favor, go watch the Cubs play this year,

it's funny that you think this team is old and slow...but yet the average age on this team is 27...it's funny that jerry owens by himself is should be able to steal between 30-50 bases...orlando cabrera usally steals about 20 bases...why don't you let the season start before you make any assumptions...

What's worse?

Some of these awful postings and ramblings, or an article by Jay "Poster Boy For the Sun-Times" Marriotti?

tough call

As a DBacks season ticket holder I have watched Carlos Quentin play on a regular basis. He can play, and it will turn out to be a very good trade for the Sox. Let him get completely healthy before anyone judges him. A great swing, good speed, and a very good defensive outfielder. But he must be healthy!

Get em Brian and Jonny those idiots can go complain somewhere else but when they start to win those same guys will want on the bandwagon and there will be no room.

RESPONSE TO THE CHEAT: Why do I have to watch the Cubs? What is this friggin facination with the Cubs? Why do you always have to refer to them?? Are you jealous??? I dont care about them. Enough said.

Mix of young player?? Jerry Owens stealing 3040 bases? Do you watch sports? You have to GET ON BASE before you can steal!
He SUCKS!!!

On Carlo Quentin: Hes a good player if hes healthy?? What?? If you are not then you cannot play. My sister would be my brother if she had a *&^%.

BOYCOTT THE WHITE SOX!!!!

BOYCOTT THE WHITE SOX!!!!!!

HEY BRIAN GO AHEAD AND BOYCOTT THE WHITE SOX. WE DO NOT NEED YOU. GO OVER TO THE NORTH SIDE AND WATCH COCK-FIGHTS WITH RAMIREZ AND REHASH YOUR VERSION OF THE '69 CUBS.

obviously you don't watch the white sox do. jerry owens stole 30 bases last year..thats without so called getting on...so do the math...a full year of playing should equal any where between 30-50 bases...i'll put money on it that you haven't been a sox fan for more than 2 years because i can tell you know very little about the white sox...we just better not see your ugly faces at the games if we are a winning team....know wants you to be a sox fan....you don't know what it means to be one

There go sissy but Juan in bringing up the cubs again. Are you sleeping with all of them----

Please tell me about your facination of them since thats how you respond to everything.

No wonder why everyone hates us and does not want to play for us.

Here we go again. Quentin is hurt.

THIS IS NO SURPRISE.

He was hurt/injured when we signed him. THIS WAS A HORRIBLE SIGNING AND DOES NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF EVERYONE WHO DISSED US TO PLAY FOR SOMEONE ELSE

This is all becasue of this organizations attempt to $#%^ us again. Spend some money and build us our team back!!

Hospitals love Carlos Quentin.

Geez, this is a horrible team

I don't think the Sox were expecting Quentin to be ready to go in ST. All the reports said he was rehabbing thru Feb & it just wasn't realistic to think he could hit the switch come Mar.

The bigger surprise is Owens, but he did play nearly all of a 1/2 of MLB & finished up with a solid Sept so it's not like he's injury prone. His downtime though might turn out to be an omen for the Sox as now Anderson is being showcased before scouts.

Some alarming #'s from 2007 & reasons to hope in 2008.
7th inning: opponents outscored the White Sox 107-73.
8th inning: opponents outscored the White Sox 112-61.

When you hear it was the worst bullpen since the late 50's you know it's bad but these #'s show just how bad. But the truth is most of that damage came in the first 1/2. The 2nd 1/2 was a different story & by Sept the bullpen started to look respectable. So adding Linebrink & Dotel to a respectable bullpen is a major plus.

Peggy why don't you and Juan(not the sox fan) and Brian hold hands and go to either the northside or Milwaulkee and watch baseball and while your at it stay off the fans blog since you are not one.

We are White Sox Fans you IDIOT!! Just because we dont take any crap from them makes us want to root for other teams. Especially the Cubs because you have a fetish for the Cubs because you keep bring them up?? Dont be jealous because WE ARE THE SECOND PLACE TEAM IN THE CITY!!! That not THEIR fault, ITS OURS!!!

With a WS in hand we should have taken over this city---but we didnt! Why? This organization did not spend the WS money on the team they pocketed it and kept it for themselves! And left us with these overweight, old and slow players who have been outscored 26-1 in the last 3 spring training games. The Ozzie says "I dont care what the fans think! Remember???

Get used to it. There is more to come in this laughbale organization and team in 2008!!

Good Play

The white sox have only been outscored by 30 points in the last 2 spring training games....

Out by 10 in May behind the Tigers

I hold my head in SHAME for the white sox organization.

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