The Chicago Cubs have made several coaching changes this offseason and one more has been confirmed on Tuesday. With Brandon Hyde promoted to Joe Maddon’s bench coach position, Will Venable has been named the new Cubs first base coach.
Will Venable Cubs’ new first base/outfield coach; Jim Benedict hired as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) November 21, 2017
Venable was first hired by the Cubs in September, as special assistant to the President/General Manager. The 35-year-old played nine seasons in MLB, with the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers. Venable last major league season was in 2016, with the Dodgers.
The Cubs also made their other coaching moves official.
— Larry Hawley (@HawleySports) November 21, 2017