January 19, 2005 - July 8, 2008
ah, memories. actually, i don't have very many memories of ozuna other than him just kind of running around like a headless chicken and grounding out weakly. and snapping his leg but still legging, ahem, out the hit. of course, he was a part of one of the most (in)famous incidents in white sox history: the doug "i saw a clear change in direction" eddings phantom dropped third strike, as he pinch ran for AJ and eventually scored in game 2 of the alcs. other than that, i had to go to wikipedia which had this to add:
On May 3, 2006, Ozuna hit a 2-out game tying home run in the bottom of the ninth, forcing the game into extra innings after a blown save by Cliff Politte. In the bottom of the 11th, Ozuna had another two out hit, a bouncer up the middle that he stretched into a double. His heads up play allowed Juan Uribe to bat in the winning run with a soft fly ball to short left center.
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from the ozunamaniac who updates wikipedia entries:
Ozuna can play all three outfield positions and all four infield positions. General Manager Ken Williams has joked that he would consider playing Ozuna at catcher if needed.
In 2007 Ozuna was injured in a game against Tampa leading off the 1st inning. The White Sox were 24-20 -or- .545 and could never push a better winning percentage throughout the 2007 season.
Ozuna was sent down for assignment on July 8th 2008 due to GM Kenny Williams' hope in Juan Uribe's .206 average to remain constant as it has for the past 2 years. The Sox sent Ozuna down for assignment justifying, Uribe was able to play all three infield positions (presumably unlike Ozuna), even though Ozuna played more games at 3B and 2B than Uribe has had in the past 3 years.
Never was down about lack of playing time and when given time with the Sox, batted .290. His heart and love for his teammates will never be forgotten
amen, brother. amen.