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Cubs hire former Blue Jays hitting co-ordinator Iapoce

Associated Press

11/1/2012 6:35:55 PM

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have hired Anthony Iapoce as a special assistant to the general manager/player development.

He will oversee the Cubs' minor league hitting program and contribute to other projects within the organization. A former minor league outfielder, Iapoce spent the past three seasons as Toronto's roving hitting co-ordinator.

The Cubs announced the hiring on Thursday.