Brandon Hyde was promoted to be the Cubs bench coach and Will Venable will replace him as the team’s first-base coach, the team announced Tuesday. The Cubs also formally announced Jim Hickey will be the team’s new pitching coach and Jim Benedict will serve as special assistant to baseball operations. Venable, 35, was a career .249 hitter in nine seasons in the majors with the Padres, Rangers and Dodgers. He retired from playing after the 2016 season. He spent last season in the Cubs front office as a special assistant to President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer. Benedict spent the last two seasons as vice president of pitching development with the Marlins. He also has coached in the Pirates organization and was a scout for the Indians.