Wilder hired as special assistant to White Sox GM

Updated: November 5, 2003, 6:53 PM ET

CHICAGO -- Dave Wilder was hired Wednesday as a special assistant to Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams.

Wilder spent the last four seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, working as a special assignment scout last season after serving as vice president of player personnel from 2000-02. He was the Brewers' primary talent evaluator at both the major and minor league levels, and oversaw the scouting and player development systems.

Before going to the Brewers, the 43-year-old Wilder was the Chicago Cubs assistant general manager in 1999. He was the Cubs farm director from 1996-98.

Wilder played seven seasons in the minor leagues before retiring in 1989. He began his player development career with Oakland in 1990, serving as a scout and coach with Single-A Medford.

Also Wednesday, the White Sox announced they were not renewing the contract of bullpen catcher Man Soo Lee. Lee, who once held the Korean League home run record, had been the bullpen catcher since 2000.

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