WASHINGTON -- Dayan Viciedo, who was called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, made his anticipated Major League debut in Sunday's 6-3 victory over the Nationals.The Cuban infielder started at third base in place of Omar Vizquel and hit seventh, going 1-for-4 at the plate. After a deep flyout to right-center in the second inning, Viciedo hit a single to center in the fourth inning for his first Major League hit. During the decisive four-run fifth inning, the rookie grounded sharply into a double play, allowing Paul Konerko to score from third. In the eighth inning, Viciedo struck out swinging. He was then replaced in the field by Vizquel in the bottom half of the eighth.
Viciedo signed a four-year, $10 million contract before the 2009 season as a free agent from Cuba. He was expected to play Saturday against the Nationals, but White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen decided to push Viciedo's debut to Sunday.
Guillen was confident Viciedo would play well in his first game with the White Sox.
"Finally we have a chance to see this kid play," Guillen said beforehand. "Hopefully, he takes advantage of this opportunity. Hopefully, he stays here for good. If you play good and hit good, you are going to stay in the big leagues. I expect him to play good."
Vizquel earns day off against Nationals
WASHINGTON -- Though he struggled at the plate earlier in the season, Omar Vizquel has had offensive success during the White Sox road trip.
He has hit successfully in six of his last seven games and scored the lone run in Saturday's 1-0 win against the Nationals. Vizquel also has multiple hits in two of his past three games.
But in order to make room for Dayan Viciedo's big league debut at third base, Vizquel did not start on Sunday.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said it would be a much-needed break for Vizquel.
"If you've seen Vizquel playing the last couple of days, he's dying," Guillen said.
Despite not wanting to be taken out of the lineup, Vizquel said he is happy with his recent play.
"I've just been swinging the bat well and getting some hits," Vizquel said. "Nothing special really. I've been seeing the ball well."Vizquel entered Sunday's 6-3 victory in Washington as a defensive replacement for Viciedo in the bottom of the eighth inning. He then singled to lead off the ninth and came around to score the club's final run on Alex Rios' two-out single.
Andruw excited to play former club
WASHINGTON -- When the White Sox conclude their nine-game road trip Sunday against the Nationals, Andruw Jones will return to Chicago to face a familiar team.
Jones played for Atlanta from 1996-2007. During that time, he won 10 consecutive Gold Glove Awards.
He said he is looking forward to competing against his former club.
"It's going to be a great series, a great whole week," Jones said. "It's always exciting. The Braves are playing good baseball and have a good pitching staff."
Jones said more than anything, he likes how the team has been playing as of late.
"We need to continue to play good baseball and get where we want to be," Jones said. "I think with the talent we have, to be where we at, we are all disappointed. But these last few weeks we've been playing good baseball. Hopefully, we can stay on this streak."
Guillen on good terms with GM
WASHINGTON -- White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said he and general manager Ken Williams are on good terms, despite recent arguments.
Guillen said any issue between him and Williams is now in the past.
"I don't have anything against Kenny -- a lot of miscommunication, misunderstanding, a lot of disagreements but that's part of my job, that's part of our job," Guillen said. "I think to me that thing's way behind. Maybe because we've won a couple games the last two weeks it makes things better, but I think if we want to make this work, I have to do my job, he has to do his job.
"We got to communicate about the ballclub, do what we're supposed to do as a friendship, hopefully get better. It's not 100 percent better but it's getting there."
Greg Rosenstein is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.