Henry Blanco leaves Diamondbacks for Cubs coaching staff

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Henry Blanco immediately joined the Diamondbacks’ coaching staff this season after retiring as a player during spring training, but now he’s leaving to join new Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s staff in Chicago.

Blanco, who spent 16 seasons in the majors as a strong-armed catcher and played for the Cubs from 2005-2008, will be Chicago’s quality assurance coach.