Amid the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday night Lindsey Adler, who covers the New York Yankees for The Athletic, reported that the White Sox plan on hiring current Yankees minor league instructor Miguel Cairo to become Tony La Russa‘s new bench coach.
As Adler pointed out, Cairo was most recently a minor league infield coordinator. Cairo previously spent time with the Cincinnati Reds in their front office as special assistant to then-general manager Walt Jocketty.
Cairo played in the big leagues for the Yankees, Mets, Blue Jays, Cubs, Rays, Cardinals (where La Russa was the manager), Mariners, Phillies, and Reds over parts of 17 seasons as a player in Major League Baseball.
With the unofficial hire of Cairo, the new White Sox coaching staff is finally beginning to fill out as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday. While nothing but La Russa is official at this point, here’s what the coaching staff will probably look like at this point.
- Manager: Tony La Russa
- Bench Coach: Miguel Cairo
- Pitching Coach: Ethan Katz
- Hitting Coach: Frank Menechino
- First Base Coach: Daryl Boston
The third base coach spot vacated by Nick Capra and the assistant hitting coach spot vacated by Scott Coolbaugh remain question marks at this point, while Curt Hasler will likely return to his role as bullpen/assistant pitching coach.
With Cairo taking over the bench coach position, Joe McEwing‘s future with the team is up in the air.
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