It's certain that the Chicago Cubs will have their third hitting coach in three seasons.

James Rowson, who held the hitting duties for the past 1 1/2 seasons, is rejoining the New York Yankees' organization, a source said Saturday night.

Rowson, 37, will rejoin the Yankees as their minor league hitting coordinator - a position he held from 2008 to 2011. Rowson joined the Yankees' organization in 2006 as their hitting coach at Class-A Tampa.

The contracts of all the Cubs' coaches expired at the end of October, although President Theo Epstein said Friday that there would be some returnees.