Tag:Dave McKay
Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:33 am

Cubs name coaching staff, poach long-time Card

By Matt Snyder

New Cubs manager Dale Sveum has rounded out his coaching staff, the Cubs announced Friday via press release.

The biggest hiring of note is a first-base coach, as Dave McKay will take over. That is noteworthy because he has held the same position with the rival Cardinals for the past 16 seasons. He was also with Tony La Russa in Oakland for 10 years before that, so it's going to be quite the change for McKay.

Chris Bosio has been named the pitching coach. He previously served as the pitching coach for the Rays in 2003 -- he left the post for family reasons -- and the Brewers for the last several weeks of the 2009 season. He's also had great success in the minors as a pitching coach. During the Winter Meetings, Sveum spoke very highly of Bosio's tough-love approach with his pitching staff.

Also, Pat Listach has been moved from bench coach to third-base coach. Jamie Quirk will be the bench coach. Rudy Jaramillo (hitting coach) and Lester Strode (bullpen coach) will remain with the Cubs in their same positions.

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