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White Sox' Guillen yanks Rios

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DENVER -- Citing a lack of hustle, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen removed center fielder Alex Rios during the seventh inning of the Sox' 3-2 loss in 13 innings to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Rios, who dropped a fly ball and was 0-for-3, flied out to right field during the seventh. He was replaced in the field by Brent Lillibridge in the bottom of the inning.
"Rios don't run the bases, that's why I got him out of the game,'' Guillen said. "It's not the first time it happened. I don't like the way he run the bases.
"And that's a message for everyone: If they don't f---ing run the bases, their reputation comes on me and I have a greater reputation in this f---ing game to do it that way. They don't run the bases, they're out of the game. I don't give a s--- if it's Paul Konerko or Adam Dunn or anyone. You don't run the bases you're out of the game.''

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Ozzie needs to step back and realize that he is the problem. He got lucky in 2005 and his time here has run out.

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