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Cubs name Eric Hinske first base coach

New Cubs manager Rick Renteria completed his coaching staff Tuesday by naming Eric Hinske his first base coach. Hinske, 36, assumes his first coaching job after ending his 12-year playing career last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The former third baseman was the 2002 American League rookie of the year with Toronto. He originally was drafted by the Cubs in 1998.

He also played in three consecutive World Series with the Boston Red Sox (2007), Tampa Bay Rays (2008) and New York Yankees (2009).

Hinske’s selection completes Renteria’s staff, which includes bench coach Brandon Hyde, third base coach Gary Jones, hitting coach Bill Mueller, assistant hitting coach Mike Brumley and holdovers Chris Bosio (pitching coach), Lester Strode (bullpen coach), Mike Borzello (catching coach) and Franklin Font (staff assistant.)

Hinske played for the Blue Jays (2002-06), Boston (2006-07), Tampa Bay (2008), Pittsburgh and the Yankees (2009), Atlanta (2010-12) and the Diamondbacks.



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