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.

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down the Blackhawks' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Blackhawks Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.

There are less than two weeks left in the NHL regular season and teams are jockeying for playoff seeding.

The Blackhawks have the best record in the Western Conference with 103 points. The Blackhawks' next two opponents, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, also have 103 points. Washington leads the league with 106 points.

Wednesday the Hawks will travel to Pittsburgh. Two days later they host the Blue Jackets.

After that, the Blackhawks take on the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Boston is in line for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

"There's no easy games from here on out." Konroyd said in the video. "Even teams on the outside, looking in are playing for contracts next year."

Watch the video above to see Boyle and Konroyd discuss the upcoming matchups for the Blackhawks.

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

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