The White Sox are anticipated to advertise Chris Johnson to the large league teaching employees, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Solar-Instances experiences (Twitter link). Johnson has been the hitting coach at Triple-A Charlotte for the final two seasons.
Johnson’s new function on the South Facet isn’t but recognized, although it might stand to motive that he’ll be transferring into at the least an assistant hitting-coach place on the overhauled Sox employees. Hitting coach Frank Menechino isn’t being retained for the 2023 season, and it doesn’t seem as if assistant hitting coach Howie Clark is coming again both, as Clark wasn’t one of many few names talked about by GM Rick Hahn as a part of subsequent season’s employees. Pitching coach Ethan Katz and bullpen coach Curt Hasler look to be the one coaches returning below new supervisor Pedro Grifol, and the White Sox have already made a brand new bench coach rent in Charlie Montoyo.
Will probably be the primary MLB teaching job for Johnson, who solely joined the teaching ranks together with his rent in Charlotte two seasons in the past. Followers will keep in mind Johnson from his eight-year (2009-16) enjoying profession, as he appeared in 839 video games and hit .275/.313/.404 with 63 homers in 2995 plate appearances. Most of Johnson’s profession was spent with the Astros and Braves, although he additionally had temporary stints in Arizona, Cleveland, and Miami.
Johnson additionally performed within the Orioles’ minor league system in 2017, which marked his final on-field cease in professional ball. After not enjoying in 2018, he signed a minors cope with the White Sox throughout the 2018-19 offseason however was reduce throughout Spring Coaching.