CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox are shuffling their coaching staff, adding former closer Bobby Thigpen and Daryl Boston while giving Harold Baines a new role.
Thigpen, whose 57 saves for the White Sox in 1990 rank second in major league history, replaces the departed Juan Nieves as the bullpen coach after spending the spending the past four seasons as a pitching coach in the organization.
Boston, the White Sox's minor-league outfield coordinator the past 12 seasons, is the new first base coach. Baines moves from first base coach to assistant hitting coach, a newly created position. He will work with hitting coach Jeff Manto.