Guillen disputes White Sox better off without him

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Ozzie Guillen won't argue that it was time for a change. Just don't say his former team is better off without him.

The outspoken Guillen emphatically dismissed that idea before the Miami Marlins faced the Cubs on Tuesday, his first game managing in Chicago since he split with the White Sox at the end of last season.

Guillen says "everybody is healthier" because of the change.

However, he says it's unfair to say the AL Central-leading White Sox are better off without him even though they are defying most expectations. He adds his record with them speaks for itself.

Guillen was 678-617 in eight years with a championship in 2005, but he left late last season after his relationship with general manager Ken Williams disintegrated.