The Atlanta Braves are one of the most well-run organizations in sports, not just baseball. It’s part of the reason why players praise the club after they’ve moved on. From Alex Anthopoulos to the regional scouts, the Braves have impressive pieces in the front office and the coaching staff. So, naturally, attrition is bound to happen.
Ron Washington has long been a candidate for manager positions across the league. Thankfully, for the Braves’ sake, he hasn’t been poached, but you can’t win them all. The White Sox are hiring the Braves assistant hitting coach José Castro and promoting him to the role of hitting coach in Chicago. Castro has been with the club since 2015 under former manager Fredi Gonzalez, and he’s bringing a former Braves player with him to be his assistant.
José Castro, who had been the Braves’ assistant hitting coach since 2015, will be the White Sox hitting coach next year. His assistant hitting coach will be former Braves third baseman Chris Johnson.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) November 29, 2022
The Atlanta Braves will still be led by Kevin Seiztler, who helped lead the team to a World Series. The club possesses one of the most potent lineups in baseball, and there aren’t many others that can get more out of less than the staff in Atlanta.
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