Former White Sox player named new Northwest baseball head coach originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The Northwest Athletic Department fired baseball head coach Jim Foster on Thursday after an investigation, according to 670 the Score’s Danny Parkins, found he “engaged in abusive behavior.” bullying and abusive” with the team.
Shortly after, Northwestern hired former White Sox center back Brian Anderson to become the new head coach.
“I love it,” Guillen said Friday during the White Sox’s pre-game live broadcast of Anderson’s hiring. “Great for him, man. I wish him the best. And I’ve spoken to him about it, said everything he needs to, I’m available to help him. That’s great news, personally, for the Guillen family.
Anderson, 41, was drafted in the first round of the 2003 MLB Entry Draft by the White Sox. He played for the Sox for four seasons between 2005 and 2008, helping them win a World Series in 2005 under Guillen as manager.
He cut .225/.288/.364 with the Sox, hitting 20 homers and 75 RBIs during his time on the South Side.
Frank Thomas shared his thoughts on hiring Anderson, detailing the time he spent with him at Triple-A while on a rehab assignment.
“I went out there with him, spent a month with him and really helped get him on the right track,” Thomas said of Guillen’s comment. “But he’s a fun kid, man. I love him a lot and he’ll be fine.
“They’re going to have a lot of fun. He’s a fun teammate.”
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