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White Sox Part Ways With Hitting Coach Todd Steverson

Assistant hitting coach Greg Sparks is also being let go

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    White Sox Part Ways With Hitting Coach Todd Steverson
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    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 12: Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox slaps his bat after striking out in the 9th inning against the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Royals defeated the White Sox 6-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    The Chicago White Sox say hitting coach Todd Steverson will not return next season.

    The team also announced Wednesday that assistant hitting coach Greg Sparks won’t be back. All other members of manager Rick Renteria’s staff were retained.

    The White Sox went 72-89 for their seventh straight losing season. But there was progress.

    Steverson, who held the job for six seasons, helped Tim Anderson bump his batting average 95 points to a major league-leading .335. Yoan Moncada went from a big league-high 217 strikeouts to 154 while hitting .315 with 25 homers and 79 RBIs. Rookie slugger Eloy Jimenez batted .267 with 31 homers and 79 RBIs.

    Chicago finished eighth in the majors in batting average, but 24th in runs.

    Sparks joined the White Sox in 2016.

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