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Cubs give three-year extension to assistant GM Bush

The Sports Network

10/23/2012 2:14:34 PM

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Cubs granted assistant general manager Randy Bush a three-year contract extension.

The Tribune reported the move on Tuesday, saying that GM Theo Epstein will retain the 54-year-old, who was brought into the organization in 2005 as special assistant to then-GM Jim Hendry. Bush was promoted in 2006 as assistant general manager, then was bumped up to interim GM when Hendry was fired in August of 2011.

Bush continued to serve as an assistant general manager under Epstein last season, and will be one of two men to hold the post going forward, as Shiraz Rehman was promoted earlier this month.

In other news, the Cubs solidified their coaching staff for the 2013 season, naming former major-league infielder David Bell third base coach and removed the interim tag from hitting coach James Rowson.