Cubs Coaching Notes: Two Hires Coming, Brown Confirmed as New Hitting Coach

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Cubs Coaching Notes: Two Hires Coming, Brown Confirmed as New Hitting Coach

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A quick update this evening from Cubs President Jed Hoyer on the coaching staff, via Cubs.com beat reporter Jordan Bastian.

Yes, Greg Brown is the guy, and at least two more hires on the coaching staff are coming:

As you’ll recall, the Cubs snagged Brown from the Rays organization, filling the spot vacated by the mutual separation with Anthony Iapoce. The assistant hitting coach spot opened up because Chris Valaika departed for a promotion to the lead hitting coach gig with the Guardians. And long-time coach Mike Borzello was not retained after a decade with the club. That hire could conceivably come from someone else within the pitching infrastructure, or it could also be an external hire.

Now is roughly the time when these things are finally sorted out, with organizational meetings taking place in tandem with the GM Meetings. I would expect a full coaching staff to be announced within a few weeks (CBA-related lockout notwithstanding … ).



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.