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Perry fired in third season with Cubs

Updated: June 15, 2009, 7:02 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs fired hitting coach Gerald Perry after 2 seasons on Sunday in an attempt to spark a sputtering offense that ranks among the National League's worst.

The Cubs had high expectations after winning back-to-back NL Central titles, but with a 29-30 record and a .246 team batting average before Sunday's 3-2 win over Minnesota, general manager Jim Hendry decided to make a change. So he let Perry go and promoted Von Joshua from Triple-A Iowa.

"Obviously, we've been ...

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