Coaching staff looks set for 2015

CHICAGO – After saying he is happy with his coaches moving forward, manager Robin Ventura added that an official decision on the staff’s fate will be made before the end of the season.

“There will be more discussion,” Ventura said Tuesday. He was very brief on the subject.

Hitting coach Todd Steverson was the only new addition to the staff this season. He replaced Jeff Manto, who was let go just before the past season ended.

Other members of the coaching staff include pitching coach Don Cooper, third-base coach Joe McEwing, first-base coach Daryl Boston, assistant hitting coach Harold Baines, bench coach Mark Parent and bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen.

Ventura was asked if he is pleased with the staff.

“Yeah, I am,” he said.