Cubs name Tommy Hottovy their new pitching coach

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The Chicago Cubs have hired Tommy Hottovy as their new pitching coach.

Hottovy, 37, pitched 17 games for the Red Sox and Royals a few years back. He most recently served as an advanced scout and director of run prevention — which is a thing, apparently — for the Cubs for the past last three seasons. He’ll replace Jim Hickey, who stepped down as the Cubs’ pitching coach after one season due to personal reasons.