Cubs Manager Mike Quade and the Cubs plan to hire Pat Listach as his new Bench Coach. Listach has managed in the Cubs minor league system at Triple-A Iowa. Listach is currently the 3rd base coach of the Washington Nationals under former Cubs manager Jim Riggleman. The move shows the continued tendency to hire personnel with ties to the Cubs orgnazation. Listach will likely also handle infield instruction for players, a job that Alan Trammell performed while serving as Lou Pinella’s bench coach.
Listach was a middle infielder during his playing career and was named the Rookie of the Year back in 1992 when he played for the Milwaukee Brewers.