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Cubs tab Listach for bench coach job

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Sources confirmed today that former Washington Nationals third base coach Pat Listach has been hired to become new manager Mike Quade's bench coach, completing Quade's 2011 staff.

He was hired in time to travel tonight to Arizona to participate the team's annual organizational meetings, which start tomorrow, according to a source.

An official announcement is expected after the conclusion of the World Series.

Listach, 43, spent nine seasons as an instructor and manager in the Cubs' farm system, including 3 ½ seasons as a minor league manager. He was named PCL manager of the year with Iowa in 2008 and has a 253-221 (.534) overall record.

He was also an infield instructor on former Cub manager Jim Riggleman's Washington staff.

The 1992 American League rookie of the year was a .251 career hitter with 116 stolen bases in six seasons in the majors, mostly as a shortstop.

The Cubs return most of last year's coaching staff under Quade, who replaced Lou Piniella in August.

Only bench coach Alan Trammell, who took a job on former teammate Kirk Gibson's Arizona staff, and former first base coach and special assistant Matt Sinatro are not back in 2011.

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