Pedro Grifol officially named the White Sox new manager

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Pedro Grifol was named the 42nd different manager in the history of the club as he takes over for Tony La Russa, who resigned in October due to health concerns after two seasons. Grifol will be introduced at a news conference at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday morning.

The 52-year-old native of Miami, Florida has spent the majority of the last ten seasons with the Kansas City Royals organization. He’s been the bench coach for that team over the last three years after serving as hitting, catching, and quality control coach at the major league level during his tenure with that club.

This was preceded by his first stretch in coaching in Major League Baseball which came with the Seattle Mariners from 2000 through 2012. Grifol had a number of scouting roles with that franchise, starting first as an area scout from 2000-2005 before becoming the coordinator of instruction from 2006-2008 and then director of operations from 2008-2011. ... w-manager/

talked a good game during his press conference, so we shall see
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