Report: White Sox set to hire Josh Barfield as assistant general manager


(670 The Score) New general manager Chris Getz and the White Sox are set to hire Diamondbacks director of player development Josh Barfield as an assistant general manager, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Sun-Times reported Tuesday night.

Barfield, 40, has worked in Arizona since 2014, initially as a scout before working his way up in the organization. A former second baseman, Barfield had a four-year MLB career, playing for San Diego and Cleveland between 2006-’09.

In other moves, the White Sox are expected to add Royals vice president of major league scouting/assistant general manager Gene Watson and Giants director of pitching Brian Bannister to their front office, according to reports. Watson previously worked with Getz and White Sox manager Pedro Grifol in Kansas City.

The White Sox promoted Getz, formerly an assistant general manager, to be their new top baseball executive in late August, just more than a week after they fired longtime executive vice president Ken Williams and general manager Rick Hahn.

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