Andy Green is reportedly set to become the Cubs' next bench coach, replacing Mark Loretta

Rob Schaefer

The Cubs' staff overhaul continues. 

On Friday evening, MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman reported in a series of tweets that Andy Green is set to become the Cubs' next bench coach, replacing Mark Loretta:

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Loretta served as the Cubs bench coach for one season, replacing Brandon Hyde when he left to manage the Orioles last winter. He was just passed over for the Cubs' managerial spot in favor of David Ross.

Green managed the Padres to a 274-366 record over four seasons at the helm of the team. He was fired in September. But as Heyman notes, his hiring brings a necessary element of in-dugout experience to Ross' ever-developing coaching staff. 

The move comes on the heels of the Cubs reportedly hiring former Phillies pitching coach Chris Young as the team's bullpen coach - replacing the long-tenured Lester Strode - earlier this week.

The Cubs also currently have an opening at third base coach with Brian Butterfield joining Joe Maddon's staff in Anaheim. If Will Venable sticks around, he is a potential candidate to move from first to third base coach. Still, this offseason is set to reflect a seismic cultural shift within the Cubs organization, so don't expect these types of move to cease any time soon. 

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