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Cubs Hire Dave Martinez For Bench Coach

 width=The Chicago Cubs have hired Dave Martinez to serve as manager Joe Maddon's bench coach.

The 50-year-old Martinez had the same position with Maddon in Tampa Bay for the previous seven seasons. Martinez was a candidate to succeed Maddon with the Rays, but did not make the cut when the organization selected three finalists last month.

Martinez was drafted by Chicago in the third round of the 1983 draft. He made his major league debut with the Cubs in 1986 and played for the franchise for parts of four seasons.

The Cubs also announced on Thursday that Brandon Hyde would move from bench coach to first base coach. Doug Dascenzo, who was hired as first base coach in October, is switching to outfield and baserunning coordinator with responsibilities in the majors and minors.

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