Ozzie Guillen is leaving the Chicago White Sox for the Florida/Miami Marlins, possibly in exchange for a minor leaguer, and while we're waiting for the second part to become official, we're no longer waiting on the first part. Jon Morosi:
White Sox release Ozzie Guillen from his contract, per team statement.
This doesn't mean that Guillen's contract - which runs through 2012 - has been voided. It just means that, effective immediately, Guillen is no longer the White Sox's manager. The White Sox retain the rights to compensation should Guillen accept another managerial job, which, of course, he's going to, with the Marlins.
It's expected that Guillen will sign a three-year contract with the Marlins, and that he'll bring along his bench coach, Joey Cora. As compensation, the White Sox will presumably receive either a decent prospect or some amount of cash. They won't get anything great, but they won't get nothing.
As for Chicago's own managerial search now, early word has it that chairman Jerry Reinsdorf is interested in Tony La Russa and Buddy Bell. For whatever it's worth, Bell has a lifetime record of 519-724 as a manager. That is very bad.