Former Texas Ranger Mike Napoli is joining the Chicago Cubs coaching staff as a quality assurance coach, Jon Heyman reports. 

 

 

 

The Cubs had sought to hire Napoli last season but he declined so he could take a short break. 

Napoli retired in Dec. 2018 after 12 years in the majors that included three trips to the World Series. The 38-year-old did not play in 2018 because of a knee injury. 

Napoli is known for being one of the club's most popular players amo