After a season in which the offense collapsed in the second half, the Cubs fired hitting coach Chili Davis on Thursday, the club announced.

Under Davis' watch, Cubs hitters saw a notable drop in production, especially in power, where they dropped from near the top of the league in home runs in 2017 to 11th in the NL this season.

"He worked his tail off to make guys better," team president Theo Epstein said of Davis last week. "In that respect he did everything that we asked of him."