From the Wire … Cubs Announce Dale Sveum’s Coaching Staff

The Cubs finally announced Dale Sveum’s coaching staff on Friday morning. As expected, Jamie Quirk (bench coach), Chris Bosio (pitching coach) and Dave McKay (first base coach) will join Rudy Jaramillo (hitting coach), Pat Listach (third base coach) and Lester Strode (bullpen coach) to round out Sveum’s staff.

The Cubs also announced Mike Borzello and Franklin Font will serve as assistants on Sveum’s staff. Font was the Cubs minor league infield coordinator and will serve as a special assistant to Sveum. Font has worked with Starlin Castro in the past and is expected to help further his development. Borzello’s title has not been made official.

Dave McKay served on Tony LaRussa’s staff in St. Louis for 16 seasons and was not retained by Mike Matheny.

Updated 10:56am CTMike Borzello will work with the catchers and be involved in advanced scouting. Franklin Font, the Cubs former minor league infield coordinator, will assist Rudy Jaramillo.

Borzello, 41, has been with the Dodgers’ organization for the last four seasons serving as their bullpen catcher. Prior to the four years in Los Angeles, Borzello was with the Yankees organization for 12 seasons beginning in 1996.

Font, 34, has been with the Cubs organization for the last 17 seasons.

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