Begins his first season as the White Sox hitting coach ... replaces Greg Walker, who resigned following the 2011 campaign ... spent the last four seasons as the Sox Minor League hitting coordinator ... during his four years
in the player development system, worked with Gordon Beckham, Alejandro de Aza, Eduardo Escobar, Tyler
Flowers, Brent Morel and Dayan Viciedo ... spent five seasons (2003-07) in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, including the last two as hitting coach at the Major League level (2006-07) ... under his direction, Freddy Sanchez
captured the franchise's 25th batting championship in 2006, leading the National League with a .344 average ... spent 2002 as manager of Class A Lakewood (Phillies), going 69-70.
Played nine Major League seasons with Cleveland (1990-91, '97-99), Philadelphia (1993), Baltimore (1995), Boston (1996), Seattle (1996), Detroit (1998), the Yankees (1999) and Colorado (2000) ... was a career .230 (164-713) hitter with 31 home runs and 97 RBI in 289 games ... his best season came with Baltimore in 1995
when he batted .256 (65-254) with 17 home runs and 38 RBI in 89 games ... homered in four consecutive at-bats with the Orioles from 6/8-10/95 ... also played 10 games with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central
League in 1996 ... was selected by California in the 14th round of the 1985 draft.
Married Denise ... has three children: Gabrielle, Andreana and Jeffrey ... attended Temple University ... is a
1982 graduate of Bristol (Pa.) High School.