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
Former Braves third baseman Chris Johnson will act as Castro’s assistant hitting coach. Johnson suited up for Atlanta from 2013 to 2015.
The Braves’ bats will still be coached by Kevin Seizter and assistant Bobby Magallanes, who helped lead the Braves to a 2021 World Series title and several postseason runs. The club has no intention of replacing Castro and will roll into the 2023 season with Seizter and Magallanes.
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Tony Clark, executive director of MLBPA, received a five-year contract extension. His contract will expire at the conclusion of the 2026 season.
First baseman Jose Abreu signed with the Houston Astros earlier this week on a three-year, $58.5M contract. It was reported yesterday that the Cleveland Guardians also made a three-year offer, but were unable to exceed $60M.
The Washington Nationals signed third baseman Jeimer Candelario to a one-year, $5M deal. The 29-year-old can also earn $1M in possible incentives. The club also signed OF Stone Garrett to a major league deal.