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Cubs hire Hinske as first base coach

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have hired 2002 AL Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske as their first base coach.

The 36-year-old Hinske played 12 seasons in the majors. He came up with Toronto and later played in three straight World Series, winning championships with Boston in 2007 and the New York Yankees in 2009.

He also played for Tampa Bay (2008), Pittsburgh (2009), Atlanta (2010-12) and Arizona (2013), finishing with a .249 batting average, 137 home runs and 522 RBIs. Hinske was a 17th-round draft pick by the Cubs in 1998.

The move announced Tuesday completes new manager Rick Renteria's staff.

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