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Pat Listach leaves Nationals to become Cubs’ bench coach

Michael Morse

Washington Nationals’ Michael Morse (28) is greeted by third base coach Pat Listach (4) after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in Washington. The Nationals won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


After failing to land a manager job following interviews with several teams Pat Listach has reportedly decided to leave his gig as the Nationals’ third base coach to become the Cubs’ bench coach.

Bill Ladson of writes that an official announcement is expected shortly after the World Series.

Prior to joining the Nationals’ coaching staff Listach spent four seasons managing in the minors as part of the Cubs’ organization, including a successful stint at Triple-A.

He was an early candidate for the Cubs job before they narrowed things down to Mike Quade and Ryne Sandberg, and the 43-year-old former Rookie of the Year will now be Quade’s right-hand man.