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October 10, 2011

Mark Parent will be the new bench coach; Joe McEwing will be the new 3rd base coach

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 10, 2011 1:17 pm
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Doug Padilla:

The White Sox will name Mark Parent and Joe McEwing to the coaching staff of new manager Robin Ventura, a source indicated Monday.

Parent will be Ventura’s bench coach and right-hand man, said the major league source with knowledge of the White Sox’s thinking, while McEwing will be the third-base coach.

Still to be decided is the hitting coach to replace Greg Walker. The source indicated the White Sox are still deciding between minor league hitting coordinator Jeff Manto and Triple-A Charlotte hitting coach Tim Laker, with Manto believed to be the lead candidate. …

Parent was the manager of AA-Reading (Phillies). McEwing was the manager of AAA-Charlotte.

Harold was offered the hitting coach job but he doesn’t want to talk more than he does now.

I’m kidding about Harold. I’m kidding!


October 7, 2011

Sox ask and are granted permission to talk with Phillies minor-league manager Mark Parent

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 7, 2011 10:05 pm
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Jim Salisbury:

The Chicago White Sox have asked for and been granted permission to speak with Phillies minor-league manager Mark Parent about a job on their major league coaching staff, according to a baseball source.

Parent is the manager of the AA-Reading. Is Parent being considered for the bench coach job? Kenny said he’ll likely stay in-house for the hitting coach, but he’d ask for permission to speak to the bench coach guy Ventura wants.

BTW, Brett Ballantini has Buddy Bell on top of the list:

While minor league director Buddy Bell has been adamant about never wanting to manage again, Williams initially misspoke and implied Bell would be on Ventura’s staff, then caught himself and said the executive staff would be supportive. That doesn’t lock in Bell as the guy the White Sox are seeking permission from (the Kansas City Royals) to become bench coach, but it does shoot him to the top of the list.

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