Randy Bush Named Assistant General Manager

The Chicago Cubs today announced that Special Assistant to the General Manager Randy Bush has been promoted to assistant general manager.

Bush, a member of the 1987 and 1991 Minnesota Twins championship teams, was originally named a special assistant on January 26, 2005, after spending the previous five seasons as the head baseball coach at the University of New Orleans. While at the helm of the Privateers, Bush saw 13 of his players move on to the professional ranks including the Texas Rangers 2004 first-round selection - pitcher Thomas Diamond.

"I'm very excited about Randy assuming this position, and we feel that he's going to add a lot to the front office in Chicago," said Cubs Vice President and General Manager Jim Hendry. "He has a variety of strengths in baseball and we see him as having an extremely bright future here."

In 1999, Bush enjoyed his first stint with the Cubs as the organization's minor league hitting coordinator.

The former first baseman and outfielder spent his entire playing career with the Twins, batting .251 with 276 extra-base hits and 409 RBI in 1,219 career games. In 1991, he led the American League with 13 pinch-hits and tied an AL record with seven consecutive pinch-hits. On May 20, 1989, he tied a franchise record with eight RBI on the road against the Texas Rangers.

His successful Major League career followed an impressive college resume which saw Bush hit .369 with 18 home runs for the University of New Orleans in 1979. The team went 49-14 that season for its second-best record in school history.

Bush, 48, and his wife, Catherine, reside in New Orleans, La. They have two children: Ryan and Jason.

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