With an announcement expected in the coming days regarding the White Sox’s full 2024 coaching staff, information has been slowly coming out about the expected staff. Tonight, we got a bit more information.
According to 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine, former Cleveland outfielder Grady Sizemore will be joining the team’s coaching staff as an outfield and baserunning coach. Sizemore will assumedly fill at least half of Daryl Boston’s vacated role as first base coach and outfield coach.
Outfield and baserunning are certainly two areas that Sizemore was adept at throughout his time in the majors. The 41-year-old was drafted in the third round of the 2000 MLB Draft by the then-Montreal Expos before spending the majority of his career as a Gold Glove center fielder in Cleveland. In parts of ten major league seasons, Sizemore was a three-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove Award winner, a Silver Slugger, and hit .265/.349/.457 for his career, stealing 143 bases (reaching a career-high 38 in 2008).
After his retirement in 2015, Sizemore returned to baseball two years later, joining Cleveland as an advisor to the player development staff. However, his new job with the White Sox marks his official return to the dugout following the end of his playing career.
Chris Getz is expected to speak to the media on Tuesday afternoon, which would be the anticipated time that the rest of the team’s coaching staff is announced.
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