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Cubs add ex-Padres manager Green, slugger Napoli to staff

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SAN DIEGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs hired former San Diego Padres manager Andy Green as bench coach Monday.

Green will join the staff of first-year manager David Ross after being fired by San Diego in September. The former big league infielder was 274-366 over four seasons leading the Padres.

Mike Napoli, a 12-year major league veteran who retired after the 2017 season, joined Ross' staff as a quality assurance coach. He and Ross were teammates on the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Chris Young was hired as bullpen coach, and Craig Driver will be the first base coach.

Green is retaining much of the staff that worked last season with since-fired manager Joe Maddon. Tommy Hottovy is returning as pitching coach and Anthony Iapoce as hitting coach. Will Venable is moving from first base coach to third base coach.

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Updated December 9, 2019

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