Piniella's staff to return in 2009

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday that manager Lou Piniella's coaching staff will return for the 2009 season.

Piniella was named the National League's top manager earlier Wednesday after leading the Cubs to their second straight NL Central title this past season.

Larry Rothschild will be back for his eighth season as the club's pitching coach, while hitting coach Gerald Perry, bench coach Alan Trammell, first base coach Matt Sinatro, third base coach Mike Quade, bullpen coach Lester Strode and special assistant Ivan DeJesus will all return for their third seasons with Piniella.

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