Aside from changing managers at the end of the season with bench coach Rick Renteria taking over for Robin Ventura after five years at the helm, the White Sox will employ a coaching staff with much the same look in 2017.
Five-year third base coach Joe McEwing moves over to the bench coach role vacated by Renteria, while pitching coach Don Cooper (for his 14th season), hitting coach Todd Steverson (fourth), assistant hitting coach Greg Sparks (second), first base coach Daryl Boston (fifth) are all being retained. Mark Salas is on for his 11th season as bullpen catcher.
Nick Capra, the Sox’ director of player development the last five seasons, takes over as third base coach. And Curt Hasler, a pitching coach or instructor in the Sox system for the last 25 years, replaces bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen, the former Sox closer who filled the role the last four seasons.