CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have hired A's minor league hitting coordinator Todd Steverson as their hitting coach.
Steverson, who had worked in the Oakland organization since 2004, most recently serving as the Athletics' minor league hitting coordinator, accepted the White Sox's job last week, replacing Jeff Manto. In Chicago, he'll be working with a team that batted .249 but recently added Cuban slugger Jose Abreu.
The White Sox also announced they have exercised a $4 million club option for next season on reliever Matt Lindstrom. Lindstrom was 2-4 with a 3.12 ERA over 76 appearances last season after signing as a free agent in January.