Wednesday’s Morning Sports Update

 

Former Michigan assistant head coach Pep Hamilton has been hired as quarterbacks coach for the Los Angeles Chargers. Hamilton was recently head coach and general manager of the XFL’s DC Defenders before the league ended its season after five weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Michigan guard Cole Bajema has entered the transfer portal. The school announced Bajema’s decision Tuesday night. He played in 10 games this past season as a freshman.
The 6-foot-7 Bajema averaged 2.6 points per game. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

 

Eldred “Salty” Saltwell, who worked in a variety of roles including general manager and vice president over 30 years with the Chicago Cubs, has passed away. He was 96. The Cubs said his death Sunday was not related to the novel coronavirus. Saltwell arrived in Chicago in 1958 and served as concession manager, traveling secretary, assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, secretary, general manager, vice president and consultant. He replaced John Holland as GM following the 1975 season and lasted one year in that role, drawing criticism for trading shortstop Don Kessinger and first baseman Andre Thornton as the Cubs finished fourth in the NL East at 75-87.

 

Former Chicago Bears pass rusher Aaron Lynch has signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He should give the Jaguars more depth in case disgruntled defender Yannick Ngakoue decides to skip part of the season. Lynch played 16 games for the Bears last year and had six tackles, two sacks and two passes defensed. He also spent four years in San Francisco. The 49ers drafted him in the fifth round in 2014.