Cubs name Bell, Rowson official members of team coaching staff

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Cubs name Bell, Rowson official members of team coaching staff

The Cubs named David Bell the team's third base coach on Tuesday and removed the interim tag from hitting coach James Rowson.

Bell and Rowson now join pitching coach Chris Bosio, first base coach Dave McKay, bench coach Jamie Quirk and bullpen coach Lester Strode to complete manager Dale Sveum's staff for the 2013 season.

Bell joins the Cubs after spending the last four seasons as the third base coach for the Cincinnati Reds' minor league system, most recently with Triple-A Louisville.

A former infielder, Bell played 1,403 major league games with Cleveland (1995, 1998), St. Louis (1995-1998), Seattle (1998-2001), San Francisco (2002), Philadelphia (2003-2006) and Milwaukee (2006).

Bell is a member of one of the MLB's three-generation families, as he is the son of Buddy Bell and the grandson of Gus Bell. Back in 2004, David and Gus became the first grandfather-grandson duo to face each other in a matchup between Philadelphia and Milwaukee.

And Rowson's title change comes after becoming the Cubs' interim hitting coach back on June 13. He joined the organization as the minor league hitting instruction prior to the 2012 campaign.

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, physical therapist Emily Sluis tackles muscle activation. 

Sluis enlists the help of Super Bowl XLIX Champion Darius Fleming to demonstrate dynamic stretches that get an athlete ready to compete. 

Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.

Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

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Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Saturday on CSN: Bradley vs. Nevada; Illinois State vs. New Mexico

Dwyane Wade, Bulls take first blood with LeBron James, Cavs

Bears-49ers: And the winner is?

Jonathan Toews practices but won’t play vs. Flyers

For Cubs, winter meetings will be all about the hunt for pitching 

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

'Quarterback' Rajon Rondo executes Bulls' game plan, logs first triple-double of the year

White Sox agree to one-year deals with Brett Lawrie, Avisail Garcia

LeBron James pays off bet, rocks Cubs uniform to the United Center

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