On Friday, the Chicago White Sox made an addition to their staff by bringing Jerry Narron on as an instructor for their club.
Narron’s ties to the White Sox come from former catcher James McCann. The newest White Sox staffer worked with McCann and helped greatly improve his pitch-framing ability. Most recently, Narron was the bench coach for the Boston Red Sox, but his coaching career consists of plenty of stops.
After playing eight seasons in the MLB with the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, and California Angels, Narron worked his way up through the Baltimore Orioles system as a manager and ultimately became part of Johnny Oates’ staff. The pair then left Baltimore to assist in the Texas Rangers’ efforts. Narron has also served various other organizations, including the Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Cincinnati Reds. He also held third base coaching duties for Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Narron was reportedly a factor in the recent signing of Jonathan Lucroy, as both were members of the Red Sox organization last year. He will now be tasked with guiding Yasmani Grandal, Zack Collins, and possibly Lucroy during the 2021 season. Narron’s change of scenery comes after the Red Sox declined to renew his contract after the 2020 season.