Jim Hickey leaves Cubs for personal reasons


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Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports
Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced that Jim Hickey has elected to step down as major league pitching coach for personal reasons. A search for his replacement is underway.

Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein issued the following statement:

“Jim Hickey notified us yesterday of his decision to step down as pitching coach and leave the organization for personal reasons. We thank Jim for his season with the Cubs and his positive impact on our pitchers. Jim has our full support and we all wish him well.”

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