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Psychologist helps White Sox with approach

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- White Sox players met this week with team psychologist Jeff Fishbein, who was around last season -- much to former manager Ozzie Guillen's chagrin. Guillen scoffed at his presence and had no use for what a psychologist brings to the clubhouse, but some players - including Brent Morel -- say he's useful.

"It's about him helping you develop routines, your thought process when you're in the on-deck circle and in the box, stuff to do to help you have a free mind when you're up there,'' Morel said.

Fishbein played golf with Adam Dunn while Dunn was struggling last year. It didn't help Dunn out of his hitting slump, but Dunn said then that he liked hanging out him. He's there if players need him.

"I think it's something we can all benefit from, have everybody take a little something there and apply,'' Morel said. "I think it can be useful for us.''

The Sox are having an intrasquad game Saturday, pitting Team Dunn against Team Konerko. The lineups:

Alejandro De Aza CF, Gordon Beckham 2B, Alex Rios RF, Paul Konerko dh, Alexei Ramirez ss, Tyler Flowers c, Jim Gallagher 1B, Dallas McPherson 3b, Jared Mitchell LF, Gavin Floyd P.

Brent Lillibridge SS, A.J. Pierzynski C, Kosuke Fukudome RF, Adam Dunn DH, Brent Morel 3b, Dayan Viciedo lf, Dan Johnson 1b, Jordan Danks cf, Eduardo Escobar 2b, Chris Sale P.

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