Source: Braves to hire Greg Walker

Updated: October 21, 2011, 2:50 PM ET
By Bruce Levine |

Former Chicago White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker will become the hitting coach of the Atlanta Braves, according to a major league source.

Walker interviewed with the Braves and San Diego Padres over the last 10 days.

He resigned his position after 8½ seasons with the White Sox.

The 2011 season was tumultuous for Walker, who watched season-long slumps for Gordon Beckham, Alex Rios and Adam Dunn.

Walker played nine seasons (1982-90) with the White Sox and part of one year (1990) with the Baltimore Orioles, hitting .260 with 113 home runs and 444 RBIs.

The White Sox have yet to replace Walker.

Bruce Levine covers baseball for and ESPN 1000.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.