Sox name McEwing bench coach, Capra third-base coach and Hasler bullpen coach

The Chicago White Sox have named Joe McEwing the club's new bench coach, Nick Capra as third-base coach and Curt Hasler as bullpen coach.

October 14th, 2016

The Chicago White Sox have named Joe McEwing the club's new bench coach, Nick Capra as third-base coach and Curt Hasler as bullpen coach.


McEwing, 44, has served as Chicago's third-base coach over the last five seasons (2012-16). He worked in the White Sox minor-league system from 2008-11, including stints as the manager of Class AAA Charlotte (2011) and Class A Winston-Salem (2009-10). McEwing led the Dash to two postseason appearances, and managed the Mesa Solar Sox in the 2011 Arizona Fall League.


"I am very excited to continue working with Joe in his new role as our club's bench coach," said White Sox manager Rick Renteria. "Joe's tireless work ethic, extensive baseball acumen and high-energy personality will continue to be an important part of our team's preparation next season. Joe has proven himself to be a key member of our coaching staff as well as an important teacher to our players."


During his time as third-base coach, McEwing assisted in the development of infielders Tim Anderson, Tyler Saladino and Carlos Sanchez. He played in 754 games over nine major-league seasons with St. Louis (1998-99), the Mets (2000-04), Kansas City (2005) and Houston (2006).


Capra, 58, will enter his 22nd season in the White Sox organization and first on the major-league coaching staff. He has served as the club's director of player development over the last five seasons (2012-16). Capra also has worked as Chicago's minor-league field coordinator (2009-11), assistant director of minor-league instruction (2008), minor-league hitting coordinator (2006-07), and as a minor-league manager from 1996-2005.


During Capra's time as director of player development, White Sox affiliates reached the postseason nine times, with the Arizona League Sox (2015) and Class AA Birmingham (2013) winning league titles, and Winston-Salem (2012) posting the best record in the minor leagues. Capra appeared in 45 major-league games over five seasons with Texas (1982-83, '85, 1991) and Kansas City (1988).

Hasler, 51, has worked as a pitching coach or instructor in the White Sox system for the last 25 seasons (1991-2016). He served as the organization's pitching coordinator from 2011-16 after working as a pitching coach throughout the minor leagues from 1991-2010. Hasler has assisted with the development of Chris Sale, Carlos Rodon, Nate Jones, Carson Fulmer and Zack Burdi during his time as pitching coordinator.


"Adding quality instructors like Nick and Curt to the major-league staff are important moves for the growth and success of our entire roster," said Renteria. "Nick's extensive experience in player development will be important to many of our young players, and his years as a minor-league manager have him well prepared to work the third-base box. Curt knows all levels of our organization extremely well, has a great working relationship with Don Cooper and has proven himself to be a tremendous teacher for all of our pitchers."


Daryl Boston (first base), Don Cooper (pitching), Mark Salas (bullpen catcher), Greg Sparks (assistant hitting) and Todd Steverson (hitting) will return as members of the coaching staff for the 2017 season.