Manny Ramirez is joining the Cubs as an hitting consultant. (Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)

Cubs hire Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis as consultants

Ryan Hannable
February 24, 2015 - 6:49 am

Even more former Red Sox are joining the Cubs, this time as consultants. The Cubs announced Tuesday morning they have hired Manny Ramirez as a hitting consultant and Kevin Youkillis as a scouting and player development consultant. Ramirez joined the Cubs last season as a player-coach at Triple-A Iowa and will continue to work with the major and minor league hitters on the "fundamental and mental aspects of hitting." Youkilis, recently retired after an 11-year major league career with the Red Sox, White Sox and Yankees will assist the front office by scouting amateur and professional hitters in northern California and will work with hitters in the minor league system under the direction of the hitting coordinator. On the Cubs 40-man roster, former Red Sox players include: Jon Lester, David Ross, Drake Britton, Felix Doubront, Anthony Rizzo and Ryan Sweeney. This is on top of front office members Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. For more Red Sox news, check out