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Cubs: Hitting Coach Iapoce, Catching Coach Borzello Will Not Return

Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer announced that the team has relieved hitting coach Anthony Iapoce and catching coach Mike Borzello of their duties.

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Jed Hoyer spoke to the media on Wednesday morning to address the media and recap the 2021 season. According to Hoyer, hitting coach Anthony Iapoce and catching coach Mike Borzello will not return in their roles for the 2022 season.

Iapoce joined the Cubs ahead of the 2019 season after working with some of the Cubs’ core during their time in the minors. Three years later, the experiment is over and Jed Hoyer had nothing but good things to say about the former hitting coach.

As for Borzello, he joined the team way back in 2011 during the Mike Quade era. Borzello was one of the longest standing coaches on the Cubs’ staff. That said, the Cubs believe it was time for a change after relieving him of his duties.

Despite two coaches already departing the staff, David Ross’ job appears to be safe. Hoyer confirmed during his press conference that there were preliminary talks between Ross and the Cubs on an extension. Now, Ross will have the ability to choose new coaches that he wants on the staff. There is little doubt he enjoyed working with Iapoce and Borzello, but now a breath of fresh air can be flushed through the Cubs’ coaching staff.

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