Source: MLB won't sanction Guillen

Updated: August 12, 2009, 3:39 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Major League Baseball vice president of discipline Bob Watson issued a warning to the Chicago White Sox and manager Ozzie Guillen over Guillen's threat to retaliate, but MLB will not suspend or fine Guillen, a source told ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine.

After three of his players were hit by Cleveland Indians pitchers on Saturday, Guillen warned on Sunday that if one of his players gets hit, and he believes it was on purpose, the opposing team will suffer the consequences.

"If I see someone hit my player, and I know they hit him on purpose, it's two guys going down," Guillen said Sunday. "I don't care if I get suspended. I rather have me suspended for two games than have my players on the DL for 30 days."

Watson warned the Sox and Guillen that more conversation about the subject in that manner would be dealt with more aggressively, Levine reported.

Guillen said Monday before his team's game against the Seattle Mariners that he hadn't heard from MLB officials, and he said he didn't expect to because nothing happened on the field.

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