Former Cardinal Joe McEwing will manage White Sox AAA affiliate

CHICAGO (AP) - Pete Rose Jr., the son of the career hits leader

who is banned from baseball, will run a rookie league team of the

Chicago White Sox.

Rose Jr. played 21 seasons of minor league baseball with several

organizations, including the White Sox. He appeared in 1,918 minor

league games and had a .271 batting average. He was originally

drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 12th round in 1988.

He will run the Bristol, Va., affiliate in the Appalachian


In 1997, Rose Jr. got a small taste of the big leagues with the

Cincinnati Reds - his father's primary team when he played - when

he appeared in 11 games, going 2 for 14.

Chicago also said Joe McEwing will manage the Triple-A team in

Charlotte, moving up from Class A Winston-Salem, and former Blue

Jays star Devon White, with 346 career steals, will be a

base-running instructor in the minors.