Over the last few weeks, there have been various reports of coaches hired for new manager David Ross’ staff for the 2020 Cubs.
Monday, the Cubs officially announced the coaching staff for next season, along with their official titles. Five coaches, two staff assistants and a bullpen catcher return from 2019; five new men join the staff. Here’s the complete list, along with their positions.
Andy Green, bench coach, first season on the Cubs coaching staff following nearly four seasons as manager of the San Diego Padres from 2016-19.
Craig Driver, first base/catching coach, first season on the Cubs coaching staff. He spent the last two seasons as Philadelphia’s bullpen catcher/receiving coach.
Tommy Hottovy, pitching coach, second season on the Cubs coaching staff. Hottovy joined the Cubs as a coordinator in major league scouting in 2015 and was promoted to major league pitching coach last December.
Anthony Iapoce, hitting coach, second season on the Cubs coaching staff, fifth season as a major league hitting coach. Prior to rejoining the Cubs organization last year, Iapoce was major league hitting coach for Texas from 2016-18.
Will Venable, third base coach, third season on the Cubs coaching staff, first in this role after serving as first base coach the last two seasons. A veteran of nine big league seasons, Venable will continue to coach the club’s outfielders.
Chris Young, bullpen coach, first season on the Cubs coaching staff after spending the 2019 season as Philadelphia’s major league pitching coach and 2018 as their assistant major league pitching coach.
Mike Borzello, associate pitching, catching and strategy coach, ninth season on the Cubs coaching staff, seventh in this role, 25th season on a major league coaching staff. Associate pitching coach was added to Borzello’s title in 2019.
Mike Napoli, quality assurance coach, first season on a major league coaching staff. Napoli turned in a 12-year major league career with the Angels (2006-10), Rangers (2011-12, 2015, 2017), Red Sox (2013-15) and Indians (2016).
Terrmel Sledge, assistant hitting coach, second season on the Cubs coaching staff. A former outfielder, Sledge played four major league seasons and five seasons in Japan.
Kyle Evans, senior director of major league data and development, first season on the Cubs coaching staff. Evans is in his ninth season in the Cubs organization, most recently serving as senior director of player personnel. Evans pitched for six seasons in the Indians minor league system before joining the Red Sox in advance scouting for 2006 and 2007. He spent four more years in the Red Sox major league scouting department before joining the Cubs front office in 2012.
Juan Cabreja, staff assistant, fourth season on the Cubs coaching staff, 17th season in the Cubs organization.
Franklin Font, staff assistant, ninth season on the Cubs coaching staff, 26th season in the Cubs organization.
Chad Noble, bullpen catcher, seventh season with the Cubs in this role.