From the Wire … Jamie Quirk Tabbed as Sveum’s Bench Coach

Dale Sveum’s coaching staff is coming into focus … According to multiple reports, Jamie Quirk will soon be named Dale Sveum’s bench coach. Quirk has been the Astros’ bullpen coach since 2010 after being a scout in the Reds’ organization in 2009.

Jamie Quirk was bench coach under Clint Hurdle in Colorado from 2003-2008 and played 18 years in the Major Leagues.

Jamie Quirk joins Rudy Jaramillo as the only two confirmed coaches on Sveum’s staff. Chris Bosio remains the favorite to be named the Cubs’ new pitching coach. Pat Listach and Lester Strode are expected to remain with the Cubs for the final year of their contracts.

Rudy Jaramillo, Pat Listach and Lester Strode are under contract for one more season.

The Cubs are expected to officially announce Dale Sveum’s coaching staff this week … and rumors have suggested Craig Counsell could be on Sveum’s staff if he decides to retire.

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