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With Jim Leyland announcing his resignation on Monday, there is now another team looking for a new manager besides the Cubs, who have talked to Dave Martinez, Rick Renteria, A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta. Those four are believed to be the only ones the Cubs have interviewed. Leyland, 68, told the Tigers in September that he wanted this to be his last season; he will remain in that organization in another capacity. He’s not an option for the Cubs.
The Tigers now join the Cubs, the Mariners and the Nationals who are in the market for a new skipper. The Reds were expected to name pitching coach Bryan Price as their manager on Tuesday. There were reports that Theo Epstein wanted to interview Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, 48, who Boston manager John Farrell felt was ready for a promotion. Lovullo’s name also was mentioned as a possible successor in Detroit. Epstein hired Lovullo to manage the Red Sox’s Triple-A Pawtucket team in 2010.
MLB discourages teams from making announcements during the World Series, so the Cubs most likely will not be having a news conference at Wrigley Field any time soon to reveal the team’s 53rd manager. The only deadline Epstein has set is to have someone in place by Nov. 11 when the GM meetings are held.
There are reports that Joe Girardi will let the Cubs know today whether or not he wants to be considered for the manager’s job. Girardi played for the Cubs, grew up in downstate Peoria, Ill., and attended Northwestern. But he’s also pointed out that he’s made a home in Westchester County, N.Y., and his children are involved in the schools there. His Midwest ties aren’t as strong as they were in the past. Girardi is under contract with the Yankees through Oct. 31.
Former Indians manager Manny Acta and Padres bench coach Rick Renteria are the latest candidates added to the list for the Cubs managerial vacancy. Acta, 44, met Monday with Epstein, GM Jed Hoyer and assistant GM Randy Bush.
“I’m sure they have more people to talk to … so we’ll just let the process play out,” Acta told the Chicago Tribune.
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.