6/25 Guillen on Z: "He's a different cat"

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was to have dinner with Carlos Zambrano Friday night.

“He’s got a lot of time to make the reservation,” Guillen said after Zambrano was sent home from the Cubs’ game for his embarrassing display in the dugout.

“A lot of people don’t know Carlos,” Guillen said. “To me, Carlos is a great guy. When he puts his uniform on he like to compete, likes to do well. Off the field he’s a different cat.”

If they get together, would Guillen say anything to Zambrano about the incident in the dugout on Friday?

“Nothing,” Guillen said. “That’s part of the game. That’s the way he is. If I see him, that’s the way he is and you’re not going to change that. Now he has to come back to the team and talk to his teammates I guess. It’s not an easy situation, but he will be all right.”

Zambrano got into a shouting match in the dugout with teammate Derrek Lee after the first inning on Friday, upset that Lee did not make a play on Juan Pierre’s ball that went for a double. Big Z was sent home and suspended indefinitely by GM Jim Hendry.

— Carrie Muskat

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