9/2 Fassero coaching Cubs pitchers

Former big league pitcher Jeff Fassero is a pitching coach in the Cubs’ Minor League organization. Fassero, who pitched for the Cubs in 2001-02, has known Minor League pitching coordinator Mark Riggins since 1984. That’s the year the St. Louis Cardinals drafted Fassero. Riggins was a coach in the Cardinals system at that time. Fassero last pitched in 2006 with the Giants. “He loves working,” Riggins said of the lefty, who will help the Cubs pitchers during instructional league workouts in Mesa in October.

— Carrie Muskat

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