Monday, October 10, 2011
Source: Greg Walker, Braves to talk
By Bruce Levine
Former Chicago White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker will interview for vacancies in the same role with the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres during the next week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Walker resigned his position with the White Sox at the end of the 2010 season.
The 52-year-old Georgia native was the White Sox hitting coach for 8½ seasons after being promoted from Triple-A Charlotte in May 2003. Walker was the hitting coach in Charlotte from 2002 until he was promoted.
Walker was under fire the last two seasons due to season-long hitting slumps for Gordon Beckham and the struggles of Alex Rios and Adam Dunn in 2011.
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 ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.