Chicago White Sox: Billy Beane

Beane: Steverson 'perfect' for Sox

March, 6, 2014
Mar 6
2:59
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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The start of Cactus League play has brought a mixed bag of results from the new-look Chicago White Sox offense, not that anybody is ready to put too much stock into early spring games.

New hitting coach Todd Steverson appears to be working closest with the younger hitters so far, content to allow the veterans to use their existing routines to get loose in the early going before starting to work extensively with them too.

The White Sox might have been shut out twice in their first five games, but they also scored nine runs in back-to-back games as they adjust to the changes Steverson is bringing aboard.

If anybody was worried about how the offense is adapting, the main decision-maker from Steverson’s previous organization, the Oakland Athletics, recommends a little patience.

“He was a major part of our organization for a long time,” A’s general manager Billy Beane said. “Look, we’re happy for Todd. First of all he’s in a good organization. The White Sox are a young team now that should continue to grow. He should be perfect for that because that’s essentially the role he provided for us. We’re very, very happy for him. A guy like that is not very easy to replace.”

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Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
9 2.03 110 102
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .292
HRJ. Abreu 29
RBIJ. Abreu 74
RJ. Abreu 51
OPSJ. Abreu .961
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