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Mark Teahen Leaves Camp

By Editorial Staff

Third baseman Mark Teahen left the White Sox spring training facility Friday morning, sent home by manager Ozzie Guillen.

Guillen said Teahen was dealing with a health issue within his family and didn’t want him distracted on the field.

"He has some family problems. That’s the reason we sent him home. Not problems, but health problems. I don’t want him to be thinking about something about what he has to do here and what he has to do there. To me I always say family is first. You take care of your stuff back and you come back here and you’re more than welcome back. I think family is very important and that’s the reason we sent him home. He should be back in a couple of days."

Missing a few days of camp will not affect Teahen’s status in his competition with Brent Morel for starting third baseman, Guillen said.

Teahen is in the second year of a three-year, $14 million contract. He missed more than half of last season due to injury and only posted a .258 batting average in 77 games with four homers and 25 runs batted in.