Charlie Montoyo Back In Majors As Bench Coach

His run as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays ended midway through the 2022 season, but Charlie Montoyo has found his way back into a major league dugout for 2023. He's being brought in by the Chicago White Sox as the bench coach for newly-hired manager Pedro Grifol
The 57-year-old Montoyo paid his dues managing in the Tampa Bay Rays organization for 17 years, winning multiple minor league titles. He then served as their bench coach in the majors for three seasons beginning in 2016. 

Montoyo landed his first big league managerial role with the Blue Jays in 2019. He posted a 3½ year record of 236-236. He was dismissed when Toronto got off to a disappointing start this season at 46-42. 

This will be 52-year-old Grifol's first major league role as field boss, so no doubt Montoyo's experience will come in handy. 

MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal reported earlier Tuesday that a number of White Sox coaches are not being asked back, including interim manager Miguel Cairo, who had served as the bench coach under La Russa before he took a medical leave later in the season. 

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