The Chicago White Sox named Chris Getz as the team’s new senior vice president/general manager on Thursday.
The move comes a week after the White Sox fired Rick Hahn from that role.
Getz, who turned 40 on Wednesday, has spent the past seven years overseeing the team’s minor league operations, including the last three as assistant general manager.
“Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within our organization to this role,” White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said. “Most importantly, he knows our players, both at the major league level and in our system, knows our staff and is familiar with all aspects of our baseball operations department.
“Chris has impressed me greatly over the past seven years. In our conversations together this season, I have become energized by his vision, approach and sense of what this organization needs to become competitive again. With his existing knowledge of the organization, top to bottom, I believe his leadership will provide us with the quickest path forward to our goal, a consistently successful baseball team that competes and plays the game the right way. He will re-energize this organization.”
Getz joined the White Sox after spending two seasons as a baseball operations assistant/player development with the Kansas City Royals, including the club’s World Series-winning campaign in 2015.
“I am honored and humbled to be given this leadership responsibility,” Getz said. “I understand what this team means to White Sox fans, and I am excited to begin the work today and during the remainder of this season. There is a great deal of talent within this clubhouse and within this ballpark, and we are going to diligently begin to do the work and lay the foundation for an organization and a team we all take pride in, from the staff, to the players, to our fans.”
Getz was drafted by the White Sox twice, the latter coming in the fourth round of the 2005 draft out of Michigan. The second baseman was a lifetime .250 batter in 459 career games with the White Sox (2008-09), Royals (2010-13) and Toronto Blue Jays (2014).
—Field Level Media
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