Chicago White Sox Hire Former Slugger As Hitting Coach For 2024 Season

Former Major League player Marcus Thames is set to become the new hitting coach for the Chicago White Sox.

Thames was previously the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Angels, but he decided to make a change due to the uncertainty in the Angels' organization.

With a new manager coming in for the Angels in 2024, there was a possibility that all the coaches from the previous manager's staff could be replaced.

Thames will now join the Chicago White Sox, a team that is in the midst of a rebuilding phase.

The White Sox had a challenging season, with over 100 losses and a fourth-place finish in the American League Central.

They also declined the club option for franchise cornerstone Tim Anderson.

Thames will have the opportunity to work with star players like Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez, known for their power-hitting abilities.

The White Sox may also be active in the free-agent market to strengthen their team and aim for contention.

In addition to his time with the Angels, Thames has experience as a hitting coach with the New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins.

Before his coaching career, Thames spent a decade as a player in the Major Leagues, playing for the Yankees, Tigers, and Dodgers and achieving a career-high of 26 home runs in 2006.

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