CHICAGO — The Cubs employed former main league infielder Mark Loretta as their bench coach Wednesday, changing Brandon Hyde, who was employed because the supervisor of the Baltimore Orioles final month.
Loretta, 47, had spent the previous 9 years within the entrance workplace of the San Diego Padres. He’ll be supervisor Joe Maddon’s bench coach — the Cubs’ third in as a few years — for the ultimate yr of his present contract.
The Cubs additionally employed former pitcher Bob Tewksbury because the crew’s psychological abilities coordinator. Tewksbury served the same position with the San Francisco Giants the previous two seasons, in addition to working for the Boston Crimson Sox for a decade when Cubs president Theo Epstein was there as basic supervisor.
Loretta additionally frolicked in Boston beneath Epstein throughout his taking part in days.
The hirings full a busy offseason within the coaching division for the Cubs, who even have a brand new pitching and hitting coach for the third time in three seasons .