Marcus Thames will attempt to assist the Chicago White Sox get again on observe offensively after being named the group’s hitting coach on Tuesday.
The Sox additionally added Jason Bourgeois as the primary base/outfield coach, Drew Butera because the catching coach, Matt Wise because the assistant pitching coach and Grady Sizemore as a major-league coach.
Ethan Katz returns because the pitching coach, Mike Tosar because the assistant hitting coach, Eddie Rodríguez because the third base/infield coach and Charlie Montoyo because the bench coach. Tosar was the group’s major-league subject coordinator final season.
Each of the brand new additions has major-league taking part in expertise.
Thames would be the group’s third hitting coach in three seasons, changing José Castro, who changed Frank Menechino. The 47-year-old spent 2023 because the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Angels.
Powered by Shohei Ohtani’s league-leading 44 house runs, the Angels ranked third within the American League within the class with 231. They have been seventh within the AL in OPS (.743), eighth in batting common (.245) and ninth in on-base share (.317).
The Sox completed tied for eleventh within the AL with 171 house runs in 2023 and have been twelfth with a .384 slugging share. They have been final within the majors with a .291 on-base share.
Thames beforehand was the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins (2022) and the New York Yankees (2021-22). He performed elements of 10 seasons within the majors with the Yankees (2002, 2010), Texas Rangers (2003), Detroit Tigers (2004-09) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2011).
Sizemore, 41, enters his first season on a big-league teaching workers. The three-time All-Star throughout 10 years within the huge leagues, he was a coach for the Arizona Complex League Diamondbacks in 2022. He spent a bulk of his profession with Cleveland (2004-11) and likewise performed for Boston (2014), Philadelphia (2014-15) and Tampa Bay (2015).
Wise, 47, spent the final three seasons because the Angels pitching coach. He appeared in 209 video games (18 begins) throughout elements of eight seasons with the Angels (2000-02), Milwaukee Brewers (2004-07) and New York Mets (2008).
Butera, 40, was the Angels catching coordinator final season and a bullpen catcher in 2022. He performed elements of 12 seasons with the Minnesota Twins (2010-13), Dodgers (2013-14), Angels (2015, ‘21), Kansas City Royals (2015-18) and Colorado Rockies (2018-20).
Bourgeois, 41, was the outfield and base working coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers group from 2021-23. He performed in 317 major-league video games throughout elements of eight seasons with the White Sox (2008), Brewers (2009), Houston Astros (2010-11), Royals (2012), Rays (2013) and Cincinnati Reds (2014-15).