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White Sox hire Joel Skinner as Triple-A manager

Nov 14, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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Joe McEwing joined the White Sox’s coaching staff as third base coach, so today they replaced him as Triple-A manager with Joel Skinner, who served as the A’s bench coach this year and was the Indians’ manager for a half-season in 2002.

Given his coaching and managing experience Skinner seemingly would have been a fit on first-time manager Robin Ventura’s rebuilt coaching staff, but instead he’ll manage the Charlotte Knights in the International League.

Skinner played for the White Sox from 1983-1986 and the 50-year-old former catcher spent more than a decade filling various roles in the Indians organization.

  1. mgscott - Nov 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Joel is a good man. Good luck to you Joel.

  2. Tribe&Browns&Cavs - Nov 15, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    Still wish the Tribe would have given him a shot full-time after his interim gig. Wish him the best in his new position.

  3. Eternal Optimist - Nov 15, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Are they grooming Robin’s replacement just in case??? I’m just sayin’.

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