As the Chicago White Sox revamp their coaching staff under second-year manager Pedro Grifol, Dodgers baserunning and outfield coach Jason Bourgeois has been hired as the new first base and outfield coach of the White Sox.
Bourgeois spent the past five seasons on the Dodgers’ coaching staff in the minor-league system. Bourgeois, 41, thanked the Dodgers organization in an announcement on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“I’d like to start with a huge Thank You to the Dodgers organization for 5 amazing years in player development! It was a great start to my coaching journey. Looking forward to this tremendous opportunity with Chicago!”(Via @jbourgeois11)
Bourgeois spent eight seasons in Major League Baseball. He was drafted as a shortstop by the Texas Rangers in the second round of the 2000 MLB draft and spent four seasons in the Rangers minor league system.
Bourgeois was claimed off waivers in 2005 by the Atlanta Braves and spent the entire season in Triple-A.
The Mariners acquired Bourgeois in the Rule 5 Draft but still did not make it to the big leagues. He finally made his big league debut for the Chicago White Sox in 2006, becoming the last player to get his first major league hit in the original Yankee Stadium.
Bourgeois spent time on numerous other rosters before joining the Dodgers farm system as an assistant coach in 2019.
Best of luck in Chicago, Jason!
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