Closing out the Twinkies
Right-hander Scott Baker (4-6, 5.59 ERA) takes the hill today for the Twins.
The Cubs today relieved hitting coach Gerald Perry of his duties, after two and a half seasons with the club. He’s replaced by Von Joshua, who was hitting coach for Triple-A Iowa the last four seasons. Joshua was last a big-league hitting coach with the 1998-2001 Chicago White Sox.
Did you know?
Cubs assistant general manager Randy Bush played 12 seasons for the Minnesota Twins and faced right-handed pitchers in 96 percent of his plate appearances (3361-of 3480). As you can guess, he was a left-handed hitter.
His experiences as a player and, now, decision-maker are the subject of my July “Leading Off” column in Vine Line. Get the insider perspective by subscribing today.
— Sean Ahmed