CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox on Tuesday hired Scott Coolbaugh as assistant hitting coach. He will work with new hitting coach Frank Menechino.
Coolbaugh, 53, spent last season as hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple-A Oklahoma City affiliate, after serving as the Baltimore Orioles' hitting coach from 2015 to 2018. The Orioles ranked third in the majors in homers (890), eighth in total bases and ninth in slugging percentage during his tenure. He worked for the Texas Rangers from 2007 to 2014.
The White Sox went 72-89 this year in their seventh straight losing season. But they have several promising young hitters, including major league batting champion Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada and Eloy Jimenez.