From the Wire … Cubs Dismiss Pat Listach

The Cubs announced the first changes to Dale Sveum’s staff shortly after the Cubs closed the season with a walk-off win against the Astros. The Cubs decided to dismiss third base coach Pat Listach. Sveum said that Listach did nothing wrong and he would recommend him for another coaching job.

The Cubs did not announce any other changes and they have not made any decisions on James Rowson’s future with the organization. The Cubs are evaluating all options for the hitting coach position and Rowson remains in the running for the Cubs’ hitting coach job. Rowson has held the title of interim hitting coach after taking over for Rudy Jaramillo.

Pat Listach signed a two-year contract with the Cubs in the winter of 2010-2011 to serve as Mike Quade’s bench coach. Dale Sveum retained Listach when he took the manager’s job and asked his long-time friend to coach third base. Listach’s contract expired at the end of this season.

Dale Sveum broke the news to Listach shortly after Wednesday’s finale.

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