As reported on Wednesday, Dale Sveum has spoken with former teammate Chris Bosio about becoming the Cubs’ new pitching coach. According to a report from the Tribune, Sveum has asked Bosio to take the position replacing Mark Riggins. Dale Sveum and Chris Bosio were teammates from 1986-1991 and both were coaches on the Brewers’ staff in 2009. Bosio served as the Brewers interim pitching coach to finish out the 2009 campaign.
Chris Bosio has been in the Brewers’ organization serving as a scout until last June when he took over as the pitching coach for the Nashville Sounds, Milwaukee’s Triple-A affiliate. Bosio was the pitching coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays under Lou Piniella in 2003.
According to the Tribune, Chris Bosio is the only member of the Brewers’ organization the Cubs have asked permission to talk to about their coaching vacancies. Bruce Levine mentioned on Tuesday that he had heard Ed Sedar, Brewers’ third base coach, was also a possibility to join Sveum’s staff.
Chris Bosio pitched for two different teams over 11 big league seasons … Brewers from 1986-1991 and the Mariners from 1993-1996. Bosio tossed a no-hitter with the Mariners on April 22, 1993 against the Boston Red Sox. Bosio retired in 1997 and began his coaching career with the Mariners. Bosio was a special assignment pitching coach before becoming pitching coach for Tacoma (Triple-A) in 2001.
From 2004-05, Bosio was assistant pitching coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. From 2006-07, Bosio was the pitching coach then interim manager for Lawrence University.
According to the Tribune, if Craig Counsell decides to retire, Dale Sveum is likely to ask Counsell to join his staff. The Brewers have also spoken to Counsell about a non-playing role with their organization.
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