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White Sox bring back Burns, Law to organization

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The White Sox are bringing former Sox left-hander Britt Burns back to the organization to replace Bobby Thigpen as AA Birmingham pitching coach, and they named former infielder Vance Law as special assistant to player development on Tuesday.

Announcing their player development staff for 2013, the Sox also named Doug Sisson to replace Daryl Boston as the outfield/baserunning instructor. Boston was named Sox first base coach in November. Sisson, who was fired as the Kansas City Royals first base coach in August, was Kansas City's minor-league field coordinator from 2008-10.

Burns, a Sox from 1978-1985 and an American League All-Star in 1981, was pitching coach for Sugarland of the independent Atlantic League in 2012. He served as the minor league pitching coordinator for Houston from 2008-10 and was a coach in the Miami and Detroit organizations before that. Burns graduated from Huffman High School in Birmingham in 1977.

Law, the head coach at Brigham Young from 2000-12, played 11 major-league seasons, including three with the Sox from 1982-84 and two with the Cubs in 1988-89. He made the NL All-Star team in '88.

Pete Rose Jr., who managed the last two seasons at Advanced Rookie Bristol, was named manager for Advanced Rookie Great Falls. Julio Vinas (Birmingham), Ryan Newman (Class A Winston-Salem), Tommy Thompson (Class A Kannapolis) and Bobby Magallanes (Advanced Rookie Bristol) also have new managerial assignments.

Director of Player Development Nick Capra and Field Coordinator Kirk Champion return for their second consecutive seasons in those positions.


PLAYER DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTORS:

Nick Capra - Director of Player Development
Kirk Champion - Field Coordinator
Curt Hasler - Pitching Coordinator
Tim Laker - Hitting Coordinator
Vance Law - Special Assistant to Player Development
Doug Sisson - Outfield/Baserunning Instructor
Ever Magallanes - Infield Instructor
John Orton - Catching Instructor
Dale Torborg - Conditioning Coordinator
Scott Takao - Minor League Medical/Rehab. Coordinator
Coaching Assistants - Robbie Cummings, Jerry Hairston, Chet DiEmidio

CLASS AAA CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS

Manager: Joel Skinner
Pitching Coach: Richard Dotson
Hitting Coach: Brandon Moore
Trainer: Joe Geck
Conditioning: Raymond Smith

CLASS AA BIRMINGHAM BARONS

Manager: Julio Vinas
Pitching Coach: Britt Burns
Hitting Coach: Gary Ward
Trainer: Scott Johnson
Conditioning: Shawn Powell

CLASS A WINSTON-SALEM DASH

Manager: Ryan Newman
Pitching Coach: J.R. Perdew
Hitting Coach: Robert Sasser
Trainer: Josh Fallin
Conditioning: Tim Rodmaker

CLASS A KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS

Manager: Tommy Thompson
Pitching Coach: Jose Bautisa
Hitting Coach: Andy Tomberlin
Trainer: Cory Barton
Conditioning: Chad Efron

ADVANCED ROOKIE GREAT FALLS VOYAGERS

Manager: Pete Rose Jr.
Pitching Coach: Brian Drahman
Hitting Coach: Charlie Poe
Trainer: Kevin Pillifant
Conditioning: George Timke

ADVANCED ROOKIE BRISTOL SOX

Manager: Bobby Magallanes
Pitching Coach: Larry Owens
Hitting Coach: Greg Briley
Trainer: James Kruk
Conditioning: Ibrahim Rivera

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ACADEMY

Rafael Santana - Academy Coordinator
Julio Valdez - Field Coordinator
Guillermo Reyes - Manager
Efrain Valdez - Pitching Coach
Domingo Michel - Hitting Coach
Angel Gonzalez - Infield Coach
Nelson Abreu - Outfield Coach
Jose Del Villar - Trainer
Pedro Gomez - Conditioning Coach

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