10/7 Manager update
Former Major League manager Manny Acta and San Diego bench coach Rick Renteria are among the candidates for the Cubs’ managerial vacancy. There were reports Monday that the Cubs front office has talked to both Acta and Renteria as they search for a replacement for Dale Sveum, who was dismissed one week ago.
Acta, 44, managed the Nationals and Indians, and was dismissed from both jobs. He compiled a 158-252 record with the Nationals from 2007-09, and a 214-266 record with the Indians from 2010-12. Renteria has spent the last two seasons as the Padres’ bench coach and was the manager for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. He played parts of five seasons with the Pirates, Mariners and Marlins, and has managed in the Marlins and Padres organizations.
The Cubs have not asked for permission to talk to Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, who was interviewed for the manager’s job prior to 2012.
Joe Girardi has yet to indicate whether he will accept the Yankees’ latest offer. His contract with the team expires Oct. 31.