10/23 Coaching changes
The Cubs named David Bell as the third base coach and removed the interim tag from hitting coach James Rowson. This completes Dale Sveum’s coaching staff for 2013. Bell replaces Pat Listach, whose contract was not renewed. Bell, 40, joins the Cubs after managing and coaching third base in the Reds’ Minor League system the last four seasons, most recently guiding the Triple-A Louisville club in 2012. Prior to Louisville, Bell was the manager for Double-A Carolina from 2009-11. The ’09 season was his first as a manager or coach at the professional level after a 12-year Major League career, which ended in 2006.
A former infielder, Bell batted .257 in 1,403 Major League games for six different teams – the Indians (1995, 1998), Cardinals (1995-98), Mariners (1998-2001), Giants (2002), Phillies (2003-06) and Brewers (2006). He’s a member of one of Major League Baseball’s three-generation families, as he is the son of Buddy Bell and the grandson of Gus Bell. When David hit for the cycle on June 28, 2004, with the Phillies, he joined Gus as the first grandfather-grandson tandem in Major League history to hit for the cycle. Bell is a native of Cincinnati, OH.
Rowson was named the Cubs’ interim hitting coach June 13, replacing Rudy Jaramillo, who was dismissed.
– Carrie Muskat