Cubs announce their new hitting coach


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Brown is a solid hire for the Cubs
Brown is a solid hire for the Cubs

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named Greg Brown as the club’s major league hitting coach.

Brown, 41, spent the past two seasons as the minor league hitting coordinator for the Tampa Bay Rays, returning to a major league organization for the first time since serving as an area scout for the Houston Astros from 2009-10. Scouting South Florida and Puerto Rico for Houston, Brown aided in scouting and signing Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez (2009 – 20th Round) and infielder Kiké Hernández (2009 – sixth round).

Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Brown spent nine seasons as the head coach at Nova Southeastern University where he compiled a 316-189 record. In 2015, Brown led the school to its first Sunshine State Conference Championship before guiding the Sharks to the program’s first-ever Division II National Championship in 2016. After the 2016 season, Brown was named the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Division II National Coach of the Year.

A former right-handed hitting catcher, Brown played 142 minor league games spanning four seasons (2003-06) in the Miami Marlins organization after signing with the club as a non-drafted free agent. He finished his playing career in 2007 with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League.

Brown graduated from Lynn University (Boca Raton, Fla.) with a degree in Business Administration in 2002 and finished his MBA with a concentration in Sports Administration in 2003.

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