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It's official: Morel is starting third baseman

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MESA, Ariz. -- Ozzie Guillen finally made it official on Thursday, saying rookie Brent Morel will be the White Sox starting third baseman when the team breaks camp next week.

Mark Teahen, as expected, will be used in a utility role.

"Morel made the team and I think he will play every day at third base,'' Guillen said before the White Sox played the Cubs. "I haven't talked to Teahen directly but he will be here for his offense.

"We expect him to do the best he can. For [Morel] to make the ballclub he has to play every day. We have a better ballclub that way. Teahen will get at-bats.''

Guillen also said that Phil Humber, who started against the Cubs, will be the fifth starter in Jake Peavy's place unless Jeff Marquez proves to be a better option.

Guillen is not counting on Peavy (rotator cuff tendinitis) to make the Opening Day roster.

"When Peavy is ready I will be more than happy and excited and satisfied to pencil him in,'' Guillen said.

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