Chris Bosio will be the Cubs’ next pitching coach

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New Cubs’ manager Dale Sveum will have some familiar company on the bench next season.

Chris Bosio confirmed to the Appleton Post-Crescent this afternoon that he has accepted an offer to be the Cubs’ pitching coach. Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that an official announcement is expected next week.

Bosio, who pitched 11 seasons in the big leagues, served as an advanced scout with the Brewers organization this season before being promoted to pitching coach with Triple-A Nashville in September.

Sveum and Bosio have plenty of history together. They were teammates from 1986-1991 and also spent the final two months of the 2009 season on the Brewers’ coaching staff.

Bosio will replace former pitching coach Mark Riggins, who saw the Cubs’ staff finish 25th in the majors this past season with a 4.33 ERA.

UPDATE: According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs have confirmed that Bosio will indeed be the pitching coach.

Dodgers announce World Series rotation order

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We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.

No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.

The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.