Bill Mueller resigns as Cubs hitting coach

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Cubs hitting coach Bill Mueller has resigned after one season on the job, according to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com.

Previously the Cubs reassigned assistant hitting coach Mike Brumley to another role within the organization.

Mueller was hired last November and the Cubs ranked 12th among NL teams in scoring this season. Mooney says the Cubs are looking for an experienced hitting coach to replace him, although there’s been some speculation that Manny Ramirez could be a candidate for the assistant hitting coach gig after getting rave reviews as a Triple-A player/coach.

Prior to joining manager Rick Renteria’s staff Mueller was a scout for the Dodgers and he played 11 seasons in the majors, including two with the Cubs.