Changes coming to White Sox' batting order?

Changes coming to White Sox' batting order?

Posted by scotgreg on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 17:06
When Jim Thome was struggling at the start of the season, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen considered dropping the veteran designated hitter down in the batting order. But after giving it some thought, Guillen decided to leave Thome in the No. 3 spot. If the Sox'offense continues to struggle, expect Guillen to shake things up. And don't be surprised if Jerry Owens comes up from Class AAA Charlotte to add some spark (and speed) to the leadoff spot. Thome (.216) isn't the only White Sox hitter that is slumping. Paul Konerko, Jermaine Dye, Orlando Cabrera, Nick Swisher and Juan Uribe are also cold, so it's been a collective slide. As long as the Sox are in first place in the AL Central, Guillen is probably going to leave the lineup alone. But if the White Sox slip from the top spot, look for some changes.
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