David Bell named third base coach for Cubs

By Nick Evans / Louisville Bats | October 23, 2012 1:47 PM ET

On Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs announced that David Bell has been hired as the third-base coach under manager Dale Sveum. Bell spent one season in Louisville and finished with the worst record (51-93) in team history.

Bell replaces Pat Listach, whose contract with the Cubs was not renewed following the season. The Cubs finished 61-101, their worst record since 1996.

At 40 years old, Bell was the youngest manager in the International League and one of the youngest in Triple-A. He compiled a 227-332 record in his four seasons as a minor league manager, three at Double-Carolina and one at Triple-A Louisville.

He retired in 2006 after a 12-year playing career, including stints with St. Louis, San Francisco, Philadelphia and others.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Reds management had not announced a new manager in Louisville.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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