Source: Bill Buckner to coach Class A

Updated: December 21, 2011, 2:28 PM ET

Ending speculation that he could be hired to join the Red Sox coaching staff, former Boston first baseman Bill Buckner will join the Chicago Cubs' Class A affiliate Boise Hawks as their hitting coach, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Schaap.

Buckner makes his home in Boise, Idaho.

New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine wanted to add Buckner to his coaching staff, and Buckner was open to the idea, a source told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes, but the team's front office was resistant to ...

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