Cubs name Eric Hinske first base coach

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The Cubs named former major leaguer Eric Hinske the club’s new first base coach Tuesday, rounding out new manager Rick Renteria’s 2014 coaching staff.

Hinske, 36, concluded his 12-year big league career in 2013 with Arizona. Originally selected by the Cubs in the 17th round of the 1998 draft, Hinske was the 2002 AL Rookie of the Year with the Blue Jays and made three straight World Series appearances with Boston in 2007, Tampa Bay in 2008 and the Yankees in 2009. Throughout his playing career, he had a sterling reputation as a clubhouse leader.

He was a career .249 hitter with 137 homers and 240 doubles. The former corner infielder/outfielder played 1,387 games with Toronto (2002-06), Boston (2006-07), Tampa Bay (2008), Pittsburgh (2009), the Yankees (2009), Atlanta (2010-12) and Arizona (2013).

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HI! First time to write.
I’ve been a cubs fan forever(82 years old) and really need another Cubs
National League Pennant, and a World Series before I Croak!
Just my suggestion, we have a ton of talent but seem to be lacking in Pitching and
Batting coaching. Witness last years Batting and pitching declines!!
Anything new in these categories??

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