Bill Mueller to be Cubs' hitting coach

Updated: November 22, 2013, 6:13 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Cubs infielder Bill Mueller was named the team's hitting coach Friday, while pitching coach Chris Bosio was retained as part of new manager Rick Renteria's staff, the team announced.

Also joining Renteria's staff is bench coach Brandon Hyde, the former director of player development for the Cubs. Former San Diego Padres coach Gary Jones was named third base coach while former Cub Mike Brumley becomes the assistant hitting coach. Longtime minor and major league coach Jose Castro was hired as quality assurance coach.

The Cubs also retained several coaches from previous manager Dale Sveum's staff, including Bosio, bullpen coach Lester Strode, catching and strategy coach Mike Borzello and staff assistant Franklin Font.

Mueller played for the Cubs in 2001-02 and won the AL batting title in 2003 for the Boston Red Sox. He's also the former interim hitting coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers while spending the last six seasons as a special assistant to the Dodgers' front office.

Former director of amateur scouting Jaron Madison takes over Hyde's job as director of player development while Matt Dorey takes over Madison's former job as scouting director.

The Cubs still have to name a first base coach. Former coach Dave McKay joined the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this offseason.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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