According to the Appleton Post-Crescent, former major league pitcher Chris Bosio confirmed that he will be the Cubs' new pitching coach. Bosio had been working for the Milwaukee Brewers as the pitching coach for their AAA affiliate in Nashville.
"I just can’t tell you how excited I am, number one, to be working with Dale,’’ said Bosio. "When he offered me the job as pitching coach of the, to hear him say that, knowing the confidence he has in me, that’s a great feeling. We’re going to be prepared, are going to have intensity and a lot of enthusiasm.’’
Bosio and new Cubs manager Dale Sveum have a long history that dates back to 1979, when the two were playing high school football against each other in California. They were teammates with the Brewers from 1986 to 1991 and coached together with Milwaukee in 2009.
Bosio won 94 games, including a no-hitter, and compiled a 3.96 ERA over 11 major-league seasons.
An official announcement from the Cubs is expected next week, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.