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Cubs interview Rays bench coach Dave Martinez for manager job

Oct 17, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

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Confirming reports from earlier this week, Carrie Muskat of passes along word that the Cubs interviewed Rays bench coach Dave Martinez for their managerial vacancy today.

Martinez has been the bench coach for Tampa Bay for the past six seasons and has interviewed for manager jobs with the Indians, Blue Jays, and Astros in the past. Getting the Cubs’ job would take him full circle, as he was originally signed by the club and made his major league debut there in 1986.

The Cubs have already interviewed Padres bench coach Rick Renteria, former Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch, and former Indians and Nationals manager Manny Acta. It’s not known whether the club will add more names to the mix after Martinez.

  1. raysfan1 - Oct 17, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    I’d hate to lose him but somebody needs to hire this guy

  2. raiderssuckballz - Oct 17, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Everyone in Chicago is saying the Cubs will hire Rick Renteria next week!

  3. earpaniac - Oct 17, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    If they hire him, wow, talk about kicking sand in Sandberg’s face. Lol

  4. tgis86 - Oct 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    The best handler of young players is Joe Madden. Dave has been on his hip for 6 years. The Cubbies are young…nuff said.

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