CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Bill Mueller has resigned as the Chicago Cubs’ hitting coach.
The person, who confirmed reports by several outlets, spoke Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced.
It comes after president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced last week that Mike Brumley would not return as assistant hitting coach. All other coaches on manager Rick Renteria’s staff were invited back.
Mueller, a former infielder who won a batting championship with the Boston Red Sox, spent one year with the Cubs. Chicago finished 26th in the majors in runs, 27th in batting average and 28th in on-base percentage.