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Cubs hire Anthony Iapoce as special assistant to GM

CHICAGO IL - OCTOBER 03: Bryan LaHair #6 Chicago Cubs hits game winning RBI single against HoustAstros  October 3

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 03: Bryan LaHair #6 of the Chicago Cubs hits a game winning RBI single against the Houston Astros on October 3, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Houston Astros 5-4 on a walk off single in the ninth inning. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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The Chicago Cubs have hired Anthony Iapoce as a special assistant to the general manager/player development.

He will oversee the Cubs’ minor league hitting program and contribute to other projects within the organization. A former minor league outfielder, Iapoce spent the past three seasons as Toronto’s roving hitting coordinator.

The Cubs announced the hiring on Thursday.

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