Cubs bench coach job update
|Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:01 PM- -|
The Chicago Cubs have made several coaching moves this offseason as they begin the David Ross era.
Another move has just been reported by MLB insider Jon Heyman, Cubs bench coach Mark Loretta won't be back with the club. Obviously, Loretta wasn't chosen for the managerial job so the writing was on the wall with him being back in 2020.
The Cubs have reportedly interviewed ex-Padres manager Andy Green for the bench coach position and he is "expected to be the choice."
Loretta was an infielder for the Padres from 2003-05, earning an All-Star selection and a Silver Slugger Award in 2004. He also worked in the Padres' front office prior to being named the Cubs' bench coach in January.
Mark Loretta, Cubs bench coach last year, won’t be back with the club. Loretta had been a candidate for the manager job that went to David Ross. So pretty big staff overhaul.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 9, 2019
This was the likely outcome for Loretta who had 1 more year on his deal. Good baseball man. Expect a former manager to be the bench coach. Been trending that way for a bit https://t.co/x0um8zrsdb— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) November 9, 2019
Andy Green, former Padres manager, appears in line to get Cubs bench coach job and is expected to be the choice.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 9, 2019