11/3 Manager search – UPDATED
ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Pete Mackanin was to be interviewed by the Cubs for the manager’s job while SI.com’s Jon Heyman says the Cubs have asked for permission to talk to Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux. Mackanin, 60, was the Phillies’ bench coach. The Red Sox also talked to Mackanin, as well as Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum, who could also be a candidate for the Cubs’ job. Sveum’s first game as manager was at Wrigley Field in 2008 when he took over with 12 games left for Ned Yost. “The first pitch was thrown at Wrigley, I was right at home,” Sveum, 47, told Boston media on Wednesday. The team finished 7-5 and made the playoffs that year.
— Carrie Muskat