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White Sox announce 2016 player development staff

The White Sox promoted Julio Vinas to manage their AAA affiliate Charlotte Knights on Tuesday. Vinas, 42, replaces Joel Skinner, who will manage Class A Winston-Salem.

Vinas moves up from AA Birmingham. Ryan Newman will manage at Birmingham after serving as an assistant coach with Charlotte from 2014-15.

Willie Harris, who scored the game-winning run in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series won by the Sox, will begin his coaching career as hitting coach at Advanced Rookie Great Falls. Former Sox outfielder Aaron Rowand, a 2005 teammate of Harris, was previously announced as the new outfield and baserunning coordinator.

Nick Capra enters his fifth season as director of player development. Kirk Champion begins his fifth consecutive season as field coordinator.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTORS

Director of Player Development: Nick Capra

Assistant Director of Player Development: Del Matthews

Field Coordinator: Kirk Champion

Pitching Coordinator: Curt Hasler

Hitting Coordinator: Vance Law

Infield Coordinator: Ever Magallanes

Catching Instructor: John Orton

Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Aaron Rowand

Base Stealing Advisor: Vince Coleman

Conditioning Coordinator: Dale Torborg

Minor League Training/Rehabilitation Coordinator: Scott Takao

Physical Therapist: Sean Bardenett

Coaching Assistants: Jerry Hairston and Anthony Santiago

CLASS AAA CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS

Manager: Julio Vinas

Pitching Coach: Richard Dotson

Hitting Coach: Andy Tomberlin

Coach: Tim Esmay

Trainer: Scott Johnson

Conditioning: Shawn Powell

CLASS AA BIRMINGHAM BARONS

Manager: Ryan Newman

Pitching Coach: J.R. Perdew

Hitting Coach: Jaime Dismuke

Trainer: James Kruk

Conditioning: Tim Rodmaker

CLASS A WINSTON-SALEM DASH

Manager: Joel Skinner

Pitching Coach: Jose Bautista

Hitting Coach: Charlie Poe

Trainer: Josh Fallin

Conditioning: George Timke

CLASS A KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS

Manager: Cole Armstrong

Pitching Coach: Brian Drahman

Hitting Coach: Justin Jirschele

Trainer: Joe Geck

Conditioning: Bret Kelly

ADVANCED ROOKIE GREAT FALLS VOYAGERS

Manager: Tommy Thompson

Pitching Coach: Matt Zaleski

Hitting Coach: Willie Harris

Trainer: Margaret Rall

Conditioning: Goldy Simmons

ARIZONA ROOKIE LEAGUE WHITE SOX

Manager: Mike Gellinger

Pitching Coach: Felipe Lira

Hitting Coach: Gary Ward

Trainer: Cory Barton

Conditioning: Ibrahim Rivera

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ACADEMY

Academy and Field Coordinator: Rafael Santana

Manager: Julio Valdez

Pitching Coaches: Leo Hernandez and Jose Brito

Hitting Coach: Angel Gonzalez

Infield Coach: Guillermo Reyes

Outfield Coach: Rafael Rijo

Trainer: Jose Del Villar

Conditioning Coach: Pedro Gomez

Source: Chicago White Sox