The Chicago Cubs named manager Rick Renteria‘s coach staff on Friday.
Chris Bosio (pitching), Lester Strode (bullpen), Mike Borzello (catching and strategy), and Franklin Font (staff assistant) all return. Brandon Hyde (bench), Gary Jones (third base/infield), Bill Mueller (hitting), Mike Brumley (assisting hitting) and Jose Castro (quality assurance) join Renteria’s staff in 2014.
February 23, 2012; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs bullpen coach Lester Strode (35) instructs during spring training at Fitch Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Jaron Madison, who joined the Cubs as director of amateur scouting, has been named director of player development, replacing Hyde. Matt Dorey, who was the national and regional crosschecker, has been named director of amateur scouting, replacing Madison.
Muller was previously rumored as a candidate as was the return of Bosio, Strode, Borzello, and Font. While Hyde’s previous position with the Cubs does not align with the new position his background does. Hyde was a manager in the Miami Marlin’s minor-league system from 2005 through 2009 and served half a season as a major-league bench coach, under manager Edwin Rodriguez tutelage in 2011.