Almost a month after hiring former Kansas City Royals bench coach Pedro Grifol as their new manager to replace Hall-of-Famer Tony La Russa, the rest of the new skipper’s coaching staff has been finalized.
There are a couple of new faces in town.
Firstly, the team announced that Jose Castro, who had been the assistant hitting coach for the Atlanta Braves for the past eight seasons, will serve as the team’s new hitting coach.
The White Sox also announced that Eddie Rodriguez, who had been the Royals minor league fielding coordinator will coach third base.
White Sox announced their coaching staff. José Castro, the Braves assistant hitting coach for the last eight years, will be the hitting coach. Eddie Rodríguez, most recently the Royals minor league field coordinator, will coach third base. Daryl Boston is retained. pic.twitter.com/s79wsYGSDf
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South Siders Finalize Coaching Staff
Returning to their respective roles will be First Base Coach Daryl Boston, Assistant Hitting Coach Chris Johnson, Major League Field Coordinator Mike Tosar, Senior Director of Sports Performance Geoff Head, and Pitching Coach Ethan Katz.
Mostly everything is the same for the White Sox and their coaching staff.
Montoyo, Castro, and Rodriguez are the new faces on the coaching staff.
Chicago finished at .500 and came in second place in the American League Central division, 11 games back of the division champion Cleveland Guardians.
La Russa was forced to step away due to lingering health issues late in the season and was replaced by Cairo in an interim capacity.