Not too long after the final out of the 2009 season, Jim Hendry announced to the media all of Lou Piniella’s coaching staff will return next season, with the exception of Von Joshua according to a report on WGN Radio. The Cubs offered Von Joshua his previous position of hitting coach for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.
According to a report from the Tribune, Ryne Sandberg or Dave Keller could fill the opening but Jim Hendry did not mention any candidates. The Cubs will have a new hitting coach for 2010 when Jim Hendry basically fired their second hitting coach of the season.
The Chicago Cubs 2010 Coaching Staff:
- Lou Piniella – Manager
- Larry Rothschild – Pitching Coach
- Matt Sinatro – First Base Coach
- Mike Quade – Third Base Coach
- Alan Trammell – Bench Coach
- Lester Strode – Bullpen Coach
- Ivan DeJesus – Coach