CHICAGO — Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey has resigned his place with the staff, citing private causes, after one yr on the job, the staff introduced Tuesday.
“Jim Hickey notified us yesterday of his resolution to step down as pitching coach and depart the group for private causes,” the Cub stated in a information launch. “We thank Jim for his season with the Cubs and his constructive impression on our pitchers. Jim has our full assist, and all of us want him nicely.”
Hickey, 57, was employed earlier than the 2018 season after a decade with the Tampa Bay Rays, the place he labored with supervisor Joe Maddon. He re-joined Maddon after Chris Bosio was fired on the finish of 2017. The Cubs indicated seek for Hickey’s substitute is underway. The turnover marks two straight offseasons that the staff can be hiring new hitting and pitching coaches.
Hitting coach Chili Davis was let go after one season in favor of former Texas Rangers hitting coach Anthony Iapoce. Davis took over for John Mallee after he was fired earlier than 2018.
The Cubs are also trying to find an assistant hitting coach, as Andy Haines took the highest job with the Milwaukee Brewers earlier this week. Haines labored below Davis final yr. Now Hickey joins each as former Cubs coaches.