Cubs bench coach Andy Inexperienced gained’t be again with the group in 2024, as Joel Sherman of the New York Publish reviews that Inexperienced was “dismissed.” It isn’t identified precisely when Inexperienced was let go, but Chicago has already began searching for a substitute, as USA As we speak’s Bob Nightengale (through X) reviews that Marlins first base coach Jon Jay acquired an interview however gained’t be employed.
The considerably under-the-radar nature of Inexperienced’s firing is a bit of stunning, although within the greater image, a change of bench coach generally coincides with the hiring of a brand new supervisor. With Craig Counsell now working the Cubs’ dugout, it is sensible that he would get some say in selecting and selecting his workers — notably at bench coach because the position normally serves because the supervisor’s high lieutenant. As an illustration, Inexperienced was one in every of David Ross’ first hires when Ross grew to become the Cubs’ supervisor in the course of the 2019-20 offseason.
Past his 4 years of expertise as Chicago’s bench coach, Inexperienced is finest identified for his four-year stint because the Padres’ supervisor from 2016-19. San Diego didn’t have any profitable seasons throughout Inexperienced’s tenure, although the Padres have been rebuilding in the course of the first few of these years earlier than expectations have been raised after the Manny Machado signing. The shortage of success with the Friars didn’t fully dim Inexperienced’s prospects as a skipper, since he interviewed with each the Mets and Guardians simply this winter about managerial vacancies.
The 38-year-old Jay solely simply retired in April 2022, hanging up his cleats after 12 MLB seasons (which included a cease with the Cubs in 2017). It didn’t take lengthy for Jay to leap again into the sport, nonetheless, as Jay was named Miami’s first base coach shortly after ex-teammate Skip Schumaker turn out to be the Marlins’ supervisor final yr. Jay has been cited as a possible future managerial candidate himself, as he suits the development of golf equipment trying to rent youthful managers extra just lately faraway from their taking part in careers.