Pedro Grifol
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Grifol with the Chicago White Sox in 2023
Chicago White Sox – No. 5
Catcher / Coach / Manager
Born: (1969-11-28) November 28, 1969 (age 53)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Pedro Orlando Grifol (born November 28, 1969) is an American former professional baseball player and coach. He is the current manager for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously served as a coach for the Kansas City Royals of MLB.

Playing career

Grifol attended Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida, where he was the Florida high school baseball player of the year in 1988. He attended Florida State University, where he played college baseball for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team. With the Seminoles, Grifol participated in the 1989 and 1991 College World Series. He was named an All-American in 1991.[1] In 1990 and 1991, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League and was named a league all-star in 1990.[2][3]

The Minnesota Twins selected Grifol in the sixth round of the 1991 Major League Baseball draft. He played in the minor leagues for the Twins and New York Mets organizations from 1991 to 1999. He worked for the Seattle Mariners as their director of minor league operations.[4]

Coaching career

Grifol joined the Kansas City Royals organization in 2013 as a minor league coach. He was promoted to the major league staff in May 2013 as an assistant hitting coach.[5] He was moved to be a catching instructor in 2014. In 2015, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series, their first World Series in 30 years. For the 2020 season, Grifol was named as the Royals bench coach.

On November 1, 2022, Grifol was hired by the Chicago White Sox to be their 42nd manager.[6]

Personal life

Grifol and his wife, Ali, have three daughters.[7]


  1. ^ Release Kansas City Royals (Posted by Amanda Lanum). "George Brett, Pedro Grifol Assume Coaching Roles With Royals". Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Cape League Baseball". The Cape Codder. Orleans, MA. July 20, 1990. p. 34.
  3. ^ "Brewster Whitecaps". The Cape Codder. Orleans, MA. June 18, 1991. p. 17.
  4. ^ "Pedro Grifol talks about the Mariner minor-leaguers".
  5. ^ "Royals make coaching changes". May 30, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2022.
  6. ^ "White Sox name Pedro Grifol as manager". Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  7. ^ "'Good learner' Grifol takes over as hitting coach".