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White Sox Announce 2012 Player Development Staff

The Chicago White Sox have announced their player development staff for the 2012 season.

Joel Skinner, who spent last season as Oakland's bench coach, will take over managerial duties at Class AAA Charlotte in 2012. Skinner spent nine seasons on Cleveland's major-league staff as a third base coach (2001-05, '07-09), interim manager (2002) and bench coach (2006). He also appeared in 564 games over his nine-year major-league career with the White Sox (1983-86), Yankees (1986-88) and Indians (1989-91).

Brandon Moore returns to the White Sox organization as the hitting coach at Class AA Birmingham. Moore spent the last seven seasons in Pittsburgh's farm system as hitting coach at Class A Lynchburg (2005), Class AA Altoona (2006-08, '11) and Advanced Rookie State College (2009-10). He served as hitting coach at Advanced Rookie Bristol (2001-02) and Class A Kannapolis (2003-04) in his first stint with the Sox.

Among the additional changes on the player development staff, Tim Laker will serve as the organization's minor-league hitting instructor, Andy Tomberlin will join Skinner as the hitting coach with the Knights, and Bobby Thigpen will begin his first season as pitching coach with the Barons.

Buddy Bell, who spent 18 seasons in the major leagues as a player and nine as a manager, returns for his fourth full season as the Sox director of player development.

Chicago White Sox
2012 Player Development Staff Assignments

Player Development Instructors
Buddy Bell - Director of Player Development
Nick Capra - Field Coordinator
Kirk Champion, Curt Hasler - Pitching Coordinators
Tim Laker - Hitting Coordinator
Daryl Boston - Outfield Instructor
Ever Magallanes - Infield Instructor
John Orton - Catching Instructor
Devon White - Baserunning Instructor
Dale Torborg - Conditioning Coordinator
Scott Takao - Minor League Medical/Rehab. Coordinator
Geronimo Mendoza - Latin Culture Coordinator
Coaching Assistants - Robbie Cummings, Jerry Hairston, Chet DiEmidio

Class AAA Charlotte
Manager: Joel Skinner
Pitching Coach: Richard Dotson
Hitting Coach: Andy Tomberlin
Trainer: Joe Geck
Conditioning: Chad Efron

Class AA Birmingham
Manager: Bobby Magallanes
Pitching Coach: Bobby Thigpen
Hitting Coach: Brandon Moore
Trainer: Josh Fallin
Conditioning: Raymond Smith

Class A Winston-Salem
Manager: Tommy Thompson
Pitching Coach: J.R. Perdew
Hitting Coach: Gary Ward
Trainer: Cory Barton
Conditioning: Robert S. Powell

Class A Kannapolis
Manager: Julio Vinas
Pitching Coach: Jose Bautista
Hitting Coach: Robert Sasser
Trainer: Scott Johnson
Conditioning: Tim Rodmaker
Advanced Rookie Great Falls
Manager: Ryan Newman
Pitching Coach: Brian Drahman
Hitting Coach: Charlie Poe
Trainer: James Kruk
Conditioning: Ryan Carroll

Advanced Rookie Bristol
Manager: Pete Rose Jr.
Pitching Coach: Larry Owens
Hitting Coach: Greg Briley
Trainer: Kevin Pillifant
Conditioning: Ibrahim Rivera

Dominican Republic Academy
Player Development and Scouting Supervisor: Rafael Santana
Field Coordinator: Julio Valdez
Manager: Fermin Ubri
Pitching Coach: Efrain Valdez
Hitting Coach: Domingo Michel
Infield Coach: Angel Gonzalez
Outfield Coach: Nelson Abreu
Trainer: Jose Del Villar
Conditioning Coach: Pedro Gomez
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