Cubs Announce Rick Renteria’s Coaching Staff for 2014

The Chicago Cubs officially announced Rick Renteria’s coaching staff on Friday afternoon. Chris Bosio was officially retained as the team’s pitching coach and Lester Strode was retained as assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach. Mike Borzello and Franklin Font will also be part of Rick Renteria’s coaching staff as expected. Borzello received a new title and is now the team’s catching and strategy coach.

Bill Mueller is the Cubs’ new hitting coach and Mike Brumley, another former Cubs infielder, will serve as the team’s assistant hitting coach. Gary Jones was hired as the Cubs’ third base coach and infield coach. Jose Castro will be the team’s quality assurance coach.

Brandon Hyde was moved from Director of Player Development into the Cubs’ dugout and will serve as Rick Renteria’s bench coach.

The Cubs did not announce the hiring of a first base coach.

Jaron Madison replaces Brandon Hyde as Director of Player Development. Madison was previously the director of amateur scouting. Matt Dorey, who has been working as a national and regional crosschecker, replaces Madison as the Cubs’ Director of Amateur Scouting.

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