WASHINGTON -- Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was very happy for Philip Humber, who pitched a perfect game on Saturday for the White Sox.
Guillen had more than a little bit of passing interest, since he managed the right-hander last year.
"This guy went through a lot of ups and downs, more down than up," Guillen said. "Last year, he pitched great. He pitched very good. He was better than people thought. I'm very excited. He earned it."
Humber was a first-round pick of the Mets -- third overall -- in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, but he never really broke through until last year with the White Sox. He went 9-9 with 3.75 ERA in 28 games, 26 of which were starts.
That was the first time Humber made more than one start in a season.
Guillen also saw Mark Buehrle -- now with the Marlins -- throw a perfect game for the White Sox vs. the Rays on May 23, 2009. The skipper said that effort still makes him shake his head.
"Buehrle is a contact pitcher," Guillen said. "That's why I think that's the most amazing thing I've ever seen."
Marlins expect Infante to return in New York
WASHINGTON -- The Marlins are expecting to get second baseman Omar Infante back for the start of their series with the Mets in New York on Tuesday.
Manager Ozzie Guillen said Sunday morning that Infante, sidelined for four games with a sore left groin, will run on a treadmill so the team can see how he "runs and moves around." Infante told Guillen he'd be ready for Tuesday, but the Marlins will have a better idea after testing him out.
Guillen said on Friday night, before the start of the first game of the series against the Nationals, that the Marlins were likely not going to start Infante in this series with the hope he could come back for the opening game of the Mets series.
Infante did pinch-hit in Saturday's 3-2 loss, but that was his only appearance in Washington.
"Hopefully he feels good," Guillen said. "[If so], he's playing Tuesday."
Guillen offers take on 'The Franchise'
WASHINGTON -- A preview of Showtime's reality series "The Franchise" aired on Saturday night, and even though manager Ozzie Guillen said he didn't see it, he's fine with everything surrounding the show.
"I don't have a script," Guillen said. "I don't have to put makeup [on]. I don't mind that. Hey, we agreed to do that. We agreed to help them to [do it], and we got to deal with it."
The cameras have been following the Marlins, and they were in the office when Guillen received his five-game suspension.
Guillen said that was fine with him. He said the one time he asked the crews for privacy was during a meeting with the players in Philadelphia.
"I know what it was," Guillen said. "To me, it was fine. In my life, I don't have to hide anything. Thank God, the crews have been good. They can follow me every day, everywhere."
Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.