White Sox agree to let Guillen out of contract

September 26, 2011 - 11:10 PM
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Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen looks into the stands during a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, in Chicago. Guillen met with owner Jerry Reinsdorf on Monday to discuss his future with the team. No decision was made on whether he will return in 2012. Guillen said he met with Reinsdorf for about 30 minutes. The manager said he made it clear that he would like to come back, but only for a contract extension for more money. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has been released from his contract to pursue other opportunities.

The team announced the move following its 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

Guillen met with owner Jerry Reinsdorf for about 30 minutes earlier in the day. Guillen said he told Reinsdorf he would like to return, but only for a contract extension for more money. He had one year remaining on his current deal.

The White Sox said in a release they retain the right to compensation should Guillen accept a managerial position with another major league team for the 2012 season.