Chicago White Sox: New manager Ozzie Guillen is not all that concerned that his closer -- also new to the team -- is struggling this spring. Shingo Takatsu was imported from Japan with the idea that he would be the team's closer. Bob Foltman of the Chicago Tribune suggests he is pitching more like a right-handed specialist these days, though. Guillen wants him facing all comers with the game on the line in the ninth, though, and was encouraged by his outing yesterday, in spite of the fact he gave up three hits to the four men he faced. "He threw the ball a lot better than he has in the past," Guillen told Foltman.
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