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White Sox add former ASU coach to minor league staff

The White Sox are maintaining stability in their player development staff for the 2015 season, keeping most personnel in place.

 Joel Skinner will return for his fourth season as manager at Class AAA Charlotte, Julio Vinas is back at AA Birmingham for his third year and Mike Gellinger returns for a second year with the Arizona Rookie League White Sox.  Tommy Thompson moves back for  his third stint with Class A Kannapolis after managing Class A Winston-Salem in 2014. Thompson was at Kannapolis in 2011 and 2013.

Tim Esmay, head coach at Arizona State the past five seasons, will manage at Class A Winston-Salem and Cole Armstrong, the hitting coach with the AZL White Sox the past five seasons and a former Sox prospect, takes over as manager at Advanced Rookie Great Falls.

Nick Capra is entering his fourth season as director of player development. Kirk Champion is back as field coordinator for the fourth consecutive season.

 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

Hitting Instructor: Tim Laker

Infield Instructor: Ever Magallanes

Catching Instructor: John Orton

Outfield /Baserunning Instructor: Doug Sisson

Conditioning Coordinator: Dale Torborg

Minor League Medical/Rehabilitation Coordinator: Scott Takao

Physical Therapist: Brett Walker

Coaching Assistants: Jerry Hairston, Chet DiEmidio and Anthony Santiago

CLASS AAA CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS

Manager: Joel Skinner

Pitching Coach: Richard Dotson

Hitting Coach: Andy Tomberlin

Assistant Coach: Ryan Newman

Trainer: Scott Johnson

Conditioning: Chad Efron

 

CLASS AA BIRMINGHAM BARONS

Manager: Julio Vinas

Pitching Coach: Britt Burns

Hitting Coach: Jaime Dismuke

Trainer: Joe Geck

Conditioning: Tim Rodmaker

 

CLASS A WINSTON-SALEM DASH

Manager: Tim Esmay

Pitching Coach: J. R. Perdew

Hitting Coach: Charlie Poe

Trainer: Josh Fallin

Conditioning: Shawn Powell

 

CLASS A KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS

Manager: Tommy Thompson

Pitching Coach: Jose Bautista

Hitting Coach: Rob Sasser

Trainer: James Kruk

Conditioning: George Timke

 

ADVANCED ROOKIE GREAT FALLS VOYAGERS

Manager: Cole Armstrong

Pitching Coach: Brian Drahman

Hitting Coach: Greg Briley

Trainer: Margaret Rall

Conditioning: Bret Kelly

 

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 Coach: Leo Hernandez

Hitting Coach: Angel Gonzalez

Infield Coach: Guillermo Reyes

Outfield Coach: Rafael Rijo

Trainer: Jose Del Villar

Conditioning Coach: Pedro Gomez