Sox reliever Thornton: Oney’s tweets on Jenks crossed a line
January 1, 2011 9:44PM
Updated: January 2, 2011 12:19AM
White Sox relief pitcher Matt Thornton said Oney Guillen’s recent Twitter comments about Bobby Jenks irritated him and point to a clubhouse confidentiality issue the Sox need to address.
‘‘What happened here with Oney tweeting what he did, that’s crossing a pretty big line, in my personal opinion,’’ Thornton told an ESPN-1000 radio show Saturday. ‘‘That’s something that’s gotta be addressed quickly and taken care of and snuffed out real fast. Anytime you bring clubhouse stuff out in the open, I don’t care what it is, it’s that person’s personal business and also the clubhouse’s personal business.’’
Oney Guillen, 24, the second of Sox manager Ozzie Guillen’s three sons, called Jenks a ‘‘punk’’ and made references to past issues in Jenks’ personal life after Jenks criticized his father after signing a two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox.
Thornton said the team can’t be distracted by or ‘‘worry about any of this stupid he-said, she-said stuff.’’
‘‘The fact that anything was said at all is ridiculous,’’ Thornton said.