White Sox hire former speedster Coleman as baserunning coach
CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox have hired six-time National League steals champion Vince Coleman as a baserunning instructor.
General manager Rick Hahn announced the hiring Saturday at the team’s annual fan convention.
Coleman, the last player with 100 steals in a season when he finished with 109 in 1987, will work with major leaguers and minor leaguers throughout the season. The White Sox hope he can help Adam Eaton and others.
Eaton hit .300 and had a .362 on-base percentage last season — his first with Chicago. But he struggled on steals, getting thrown out on nine of 24 attempts.