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Link-O-Rama: Guillen wants Beckham in minors

Ozzie doesn't want him yet


* Whether or not Chris Getz lands on the disabled list with a fractured finger, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is dead set against promoting top prospect Gordon Beckham from Double-A: "This kid should play a full season down there. If you see Beckham in the big leagues, we are in trouble. I want this kid to be a real big-league player. I don't want him to come here and fill up a spot, and then go back to the minor leagues."

* Florida outfielder Cody Ross did his best Nick Swisher impression last night, tossing a scoreless ninth inning in the Marlins' blowout loss to the Phillies. Amusingly, Ross topped out at around 84 miles per hour, which is more velocity than 46-year-old Philadelphia starter Jamie Moyer showed while picking up the victory with six innings of one-run ball.

* Hideki Irabu is coming out of retirement at the age of 40 and has signed with the Long Beach Armada of the independent Golden Baseball League, where he'll be rotation-mates with 36-year-old Jose Lima. Seriously.

* Keith Law of ESPN called Pablo Sandoval a "hitting savant" last night after he went 4-for-4 with a three-run homer and that description seems fitting for a 22-year-old who now has a .329 batting average through 223 career plate appearances despite drawing a grand total of four non-intentional walks. To put Sandoval's hacking into some context, consider that three players have already drawn four non-intentional walks in a game this season.

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