Brandon Hyde was promoted to the Cubs’ bench and Will Venable will replace him as the team’s first-base coach, the team announced Tuesday. The Cubs also formally announced Jim Hickey will be the team’s new pitching coach and Jim Benedict will serve as special assistant to baseball operations. Venable, 35, was a career .249 hitter in nine seasons in the majors with the Padres, Rangers and Dodgers. He retired from playing after the 2016 season.
The Cubs will bat leadoff in the 2018 season — and make history in the process. The Cubs will face the Marlins at 11:30 a.m. March 29 at Marlins Park in Miami. The Cubs opened the 2000 season in Japan with a 5-3 victory against the Mets on March 29, the first MLB game played outside of North America. All 30 teams will open their seasons later the same day, the first time every team has started its season on the same day since 1968.
At the beginning of the season — and even before — a working relationship between Duncan Keith and Cody Franson seemed unlikely. All work has equaled a lot of play for Keith during his 13-year career. The Blackhawks defenseman regularly is among the league leaders in time on ice, averaging 25 minutes, 20 seconds per regular-season game for a total of 23,641, all with the same team. Not to mention the 28:11 he has averaged in 126 career postseason games. And Keith doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.
Duncan Keith: "I want to play till I’m 45. Eleven more years. I feel like I’m 22 right now. ...I feel better than I did at times when I was 27, 28."
Joel Quenneville's response: "I could see it. I don’t think he’ll be playing these kind of minutes but I like his ambition."
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