The Chicago Cubs officially announced the hiring of Dave Martinez as Joe Maddon’s new bench coach, after Martinez departed the same position with the Rays (a position he held under Maddon).
Brandon Hyde, formerly the bench coach, shifts over to coach first base. Doug Dascenzo, recently hired to coach first base, outfield, and baserunning, has been reassigned to an organizational role as the outfield and baserunning coordinator, responsible for both the major and minor leagues.
Despite early speculation to the contrary, Gary Jones – hired when Rick Renteria was hired as manager last year – stays on as the third base coach. Everyone else stays the same as previously announced.
To sum up Joe Maddon’s coaching staff for 2015:
Chris Bosio (pitching coach), Brandon Hyde (first base coach), Gary Jones (third base coach), John Mallee (hitting coach), Dave Martinez (bench coach), Lester Strode (bullpen coach), Mike Borzello (catching and strategy coach), Eric Hinske (assistant hitting coach), Henry Blanco (quality assurance coach) and Franklin Font (staff assistant).