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Greg Walker stepping down as White Sox hitting coach

Sep 28, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

Greg Walker, Jerry Reinsdorf AP

In the wake of Ozzie Guillen’s departure the White Sox signed pitching coach Don Cooper and first base coach Harold Baines to multi-year contract extensions, but hitting coach Greg Walker announced that he’ll step down following tonight’s game.

Walker has come under plenty of fire this year with the White Sox ranking 11th among AL teams in scoring while Adam Dunn and Alex Rios have historically inept seasons, and he reportedly had a “heated exchange” with general manager Ken Williams three weeks ago.

At the time Guillen gave Walker a vote of confidence–they’ve worked together since 2004–which of course means nothing now unless he plans to bring Walker with him to the Marlins.

  1. jasonc2300 - Sep 28, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Just in time for the White Sox to turn this season around.

    Oh, wait…

  2. humanexcrement - Sep 28, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Shouldn’t Harold Baines have been the hitting coach all along?

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