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Cubs interviewing Rick Renteria and Dave Martinez for managerial vacancy

Oct 14, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT

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We heard last week that the Cubs had interviewed former Indians and Nationals manager Manny Acta and former Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch, but there are some other names in the mix.

Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports that the Cubs met with Padres bench coach Rick Renteria today in California. The front office is expected to have a sit-down with Rays bench coach Dave Martinez later this week as they continue their search for a replacement for Dale Sveum.

Renteria has been on the Padres’ coaching staff since 2008. Of course, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer was the GM of the Padres from October of 2009 through October of 2011, so there is some familiarity there. For what it’s worth, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote over the weekend that Renteria may have the “inside track” for the job.

  1. Staff - Oct 14, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Reblogged this on SoshiTech.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Oct 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Sample question: Between Brent Lillibridge, Darnell McDonald and Ryan Sweeney who bats leadoff, who bats third and who bats cleanup?

  3. icanspeel - Oct 14, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    As a Padres fan would hate to see Renteria go, but he is a great guy and deserves a managing spot.

  4. earpaniac - Oct 15, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    This isn’t the same Dave Martinez who was apparently very “friendly” with Sandberg’s wife while they were teammates is it?

  5. raiderssuckballz - Oct 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    CSN Chicago says the Cubs will hire Rick Renteria next week!

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