Former Phillies Pitching Coach Chris Young Joins Cubs as Bullpen Coach


After being let go as pitching coach, the Phillies offered Chris Young another position in the organization and he declined, according to sources

He had something else cookin'. According to Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic-Chicago, Young will be the Cubs' new bullpen coach.

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Young was a scout for the Houston Astros and San Diego Padres before joining the Phillies in 2018 as assistant pitching coach. After one year, the Phillies fired Rick Kranitz and promoted Young to the lead role. The results were not good. The Phillies' pitching staff struggled in 2019 and there were many factors, but chief among them were issues with location and game-planning.

Young's former colleague, Gabe Kapler, may land another gig quickly too. Kapler is one of three finalists for the San Francisco Giants' managerial vacancy, which is expected to be filled in the coming days. 

The staff Young joins is led by first-year manager David Ross. The Cubs' pitching coach is 38-year-old Tommy Hottovy, who pitched in the majors for the Red Sox in 2011 and the Royals in 2012.

The Phillies filled their pitching coach opening with the experienced, highly-regarded Bryan Price.

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