Former Phillies pitching coach Chris Young will be the Cubs next bullpen coach. Before getting an in-uniform job with Philly, Young was a pro scout with the Astros and Padres.— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) November 7, 2019
Please note that this is not the Chris Young who had a 13-year MLB pitching career with the Rangers, Padres, Mets, Mariners and Royals (and famously was involved in a brawl with the Cubs’ Derrek Lee in 2007).
The Chris Young who the Cubs just hired was the Rockies’ 18th-round pick in 2002. He pitched six years in the minor leagues in the Rockies, Pirates and Marlins organizations, peaking at Triple-A. As noted in Sahadev Sharma’s tweet, Young then worked as a scout for the Padres from 2010-14 (during part of that time, Jed Hoyer was San Diego’s GM) and as a scouting supervisor for the Astros from 2015-17. He was named assistant pitching coach for the Phillies for the 2018 season and was the primary pitching coach there in 2019 before being let go at the end of this past season.
Glad to clear that up. The Cubs still are interviewing coaches for the bench coach position, and also are seeking a third-base coach, as Brian Butterfield has departed to join Joe Maddon’s staff in Anaheim.
We continue to await further developments.