Posted September 29, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Chicago White Sox had a power surge on Saturday night. But the offensive production in the 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals has been a rarity this season, and that was evident after the game when the team announced that hitting coach Jeff Manto had been fired. The White Sox avoided 100 losses for the season with the win, but it wasn't enough to save Manto's job. ''Obviously, this has been a very disappointing season and one of the main areas of disappointment has been our offensive performance,'' general manager Rick Hahn said. ''We're at the bottom of several important categories, most importantly runs scored, walks and on-base percentage. It's our belief that the best way to continue to address some of those issues is to get a new voice in here to work with our hitters. ''We had a conversation with Jeff and we allowed him to choose whether he finished the season and had this announced on Monday. Jeff decided it was best for him to leave at the start of tonight's game.'...
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