The Cubs have hired Manny Ramirez as a hitting consultant


Last year, Manny Ramirez was a player/hitting coach for the Cubs’ Triple-A team, with an emphasis on the “coach” part. His big league is over, the Cubs said, and they valued him working with younger players.

That experiment was considered a big success by the Cubs, so they have given Manny a more formal position:

Ramirez worked with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler, among others, and those guys are all a big part of the Cubs’ future. It would seem now that Manny is too.