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White Sox promote Buddy Bell to assistant GM

Bell had an 18-season playing career and has served as a manager for three teams.


With a re-shuffle of the Chicago White Sox front office, the latest promotion was given to Buddy Bell, as new general manager Rick Hahn appointed Bell as his assistant general manager, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Bell, 61, played 18 seasons in the MLB with the Indians, Rangers, Reds and Astros before starting a career in coaching. He then served as a manager for three seasons with each the Tigers, Rockies and Royals. Bell just completed his ninth season in the front office for the White Sox, most recently holding the position of vice president of player development and special assignments.

Hahn took over for Kenny Williams as general manager while Williams was given the new title of executive vice president. The White Sox had a lead in the American League Central in the final month of the season, but finished three games behind the eventual American League Champion Detroit Tigers and subsequently missed the playoffs.