With that thought in mind, the White Sox manager plans to use Ramirez more regularly at second over the final 17 Cactus League games.
"Second base is a different position," Guillen told a reporter after Sunday's loss to the Padres. "From now on, we're going to put him more at second base to get him used to it and to see how we can help him to do that."
Guillen reaffirmed that Ramirez will be in the starting mix at this position, although Juan Uribe appears to be the front-runner when factoring in Danny Richar's back injury and Ramirez's defensive inexperience. Pablo Ozuna will not start at second because he is too valuable as a utility infielder.
Ozuna played shortstop on Sunday and could find action from third to first during the regular season.
"It has to be an extreme emergency to put him back in the outfield," said Guillen of Ozuna. "I just want him to concentrate on the infield."
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- Dusty found his next hitting coach (hat-tip Baseball Musings).
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- How Jim would pitch to Alexei, BA, or Eldred.