11/12 Could Mueller be next coach?
The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune both quote sources as saying former third baseman Bill Mueller is a candidate to be the Cubs’ new hitting coach. GM Jed Hoyer has said the team hopes to name manager Rick Renteria’s staff soon. Mueller played 11 seasons in the big leagues, including 173 games with the Cubs from 2001-02. He signed with the Red Sox in 2003 when Theo Epstein was the GM, and won the AL batting title that year. Mueller has worked for the Dodgers as a special assistant to the GM and as a scout.
Also, the Sun-Times reported Minor League instructors Gary Jones of the Padres and Bruce Fields of the Tigers are candidates to become base coaches.