Cubs Name Eric Hinske First Base Coach

The Cubs completed Rick Renteria’s coaching staff on Tuesday when they announced the hiring of Eric Hinske as first base coach. Hinske played for the Diamondbacks last season.

Eric Hinske joins Brandon Hyde (bench coach), Chris Bosio (pitching coach), Lester Strode (assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach), Bill Mueller (hitting coach), Mike Brumley (assistant hitting coach), Gary Jones (third base coach), Jose Castro (quality assurance coach), Mike Borzello (catching and strategy coach) and Franklin Font (special assistant) on new manager, Rick Renteria’s staff.

The Cubs selected Eric Hinske in the 17th round of the 1998 draft. Hinske played 12 seasons in the majors for Toronto, Boston, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, New York Yankees, Atlanta and Arizona. Hinkse played in 52 games for the D-Backs last season and hit .173/.259/.288/.547.

Eric Hinske’s Page on Baseball-Reference

The Cubs should announce the managers and coaching staffs for their entire minor league system in the coming days.

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