From the Wire….Trammell Officially Hired – Chambliss Surfaces

Alan Trammell Named Bench Coach on Monday

Updated 11:22pm C.T. – Chris Chambliss Added to the List of Possible Candidates for Hitting Coach and an Update on Mike Quade

The Cubs made it official on Monday and signed Alan Trammell to be Lou Piniella’s bench coach and infield instructor for the next 2 seasons….The New York Daily News broke the story on Sunday. Trammell was the Detroit Tigers manager from 2003-2005 and compiled a 186-300 record (43-119 in 2003). Trammell’s dismissal has made a lot of headlines lately with the success the Tigers have had this season. Sunday he was welcomed back with open arms when he threw out the first pitch of Game 2 of the World Series.

Trammell was a very good player for the Tigers from 1977-1996 and was a part of a great double play combination with Lou Whitaker for many years. Trammell was a defensive shortstop and should bring a lot of knowledge to help the Cubs with their defensive struggles over the past couple of seasons. Trammell was the MVP of the 1984 World Series and was the first base coach for the San Diego Padres from 2000-2002.

The Cubs have yet to name any of the other coaches that will be on Piniella’s staff. Mike Quade has told the mainstream media that he will be on the staff but the Cubs have yet to make that announcement official. Von Joshua is rumored to be the leading candidate to take the hitting coach job.

Will update if more information becomes available.

UpdateAccording to a late/early report from Paul Sullivan in the Tribune, former teammate of Lou Piniella with the Yankees and former Cincinnati Reds hitting coach, Chris Chambliss, is being listed as a potential candidate to be the hitting coach for the Cubs.

Mike Quade….

Mike Quade is expected to be named to Piniella’s staff this week as either the first or third base coach according to the Tribune and the Sun-Times.

Will update if more information becomes available.

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