According to a report from ESPN Chicago, Larry Rothschild has exercised his option for the 2011 season and could return as the Cubs pitching coach. Rothschild had until Monday to pickup his option.
Bruce Levine’s sources indicated Rothschild informed the team of his decision on Monday.
The ultimate fate of Rothschild, who has worked under five managers during his nine-year run in Chicago, may depend on who becomes the next manager and how the coaching staff is put together. Hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo is the only other Cubs coach from last season’s staff who has a contract for 2011. Jaramillo has two years remaining on his three-year deal.
Paul Sullivan tweeted that if Mike Quade is named manager then Larry Rothschild will return as Cubs pitching coach.
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