CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago White Sox extended the contract of manager Ozzie Guillen on Monday, making the move while the team had the best record in the majors.

The White Sox picked up the 2006 option on Guillen’s contract, added two more years and included an option for the 2009 season.

In Guillen’s second year as manager, the White Sox entered Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels with a 33-17 record. They had been in first place in the AL Central from the first day of the season.

Guillen, 41, is the 37th manager in White Sox history and has a 116-96 record with the team. He is the second-youngest manager in the majors behind Cleveland’s Eric Wedge.

Under Guillen last season, the White Sox finished 83-79. He is the first native Venezuelan to manage in the majors.

Guillen played 16 seasons on the majors, including 13 seasons as shortstop with the White Sox from 1985-97.

AP-ES-05-30-05 1651EDT


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