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MLB: Cubs to Introduce Rick Renteria as New Manager
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MLB: Cubs to Introduce Rick Renteria as New Manager

Nov 6 2013, 6:29pm CST | by

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly hired Rick Renteria as their new manager, per multiple reports.

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly hired Rick Renteria as their new manager, per multiple reports.  According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Renteria will officially be introduced as the...

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MLB: Cubs to Introduce Rick Renteria as New Manager

Nov 6 2013, 6:29pm CST | by

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The Chicago Cubs have reportedly hired Rick Renteria as their new manager, per multiple reports.

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly hired Rick Renteria as their new manager, per multiple reports. 

According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Renteria will officially be introduced as the Cubs' new skipper on Thursday. The 51-year-old Renteria was previously a coach of the San Diego Padres for six seasons and was thought of by team president Theo Epstein to "fit numerous qualifications." 

Among these qualifications are Renteria's previous experience working with young players and the fact that he is bilingual. The first one is related to his days in the then-Florida Marlins' and Padres' farm systems while the second attribute allows him to communicate effectively with Cubs prospects Starlin Castro, Junior Lake and Javier Baez. 

Gonzales' colleague, Goron Wittenmyer, reported on Nov. 6 that Renteria signed a three-year contract. 

His hiring is all but official unless the 2013 World Series champions Boston Red Sox allow the Cubs to interview their bench coach, Torey Lovullo, per CBS Chicago.

Lovullo's chances of becoming Cubs manager is complicated by a no-compete clause which was consummated between the two teams in 2011 when Epstein left the Red Sox to become Cubs president. 

The clause forbids Epstein from hiring any Red Sox personnel for a three-year period, per MLB's official website. 

Renteria beat out other candidates for the Cubs managerial job who include Padres assistant general manager A.J. Hinch, former Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge, Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, former Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta and former Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus, who has since been hired as the new manager of the Detroit Tigers

Former Cubs manager Dale Sveum was fired on Sept. 30 after two seasons. He posted a 66-96 record in the 2013 campaign. He was hired by the Kansas City Royals three days later to handle infield instruction and other coaching duties. 

 

 

 

 

 
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TORONTO – A season of questionable in-game decisions by first-year Cubs manager Rick Renteria found another spotlight in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s 11-1 loss. That’s when a quick succession of pitching changes in a three-run game, early in the inning, turned into a five-run innin ...
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TORONTO — If this is what growing pains look like, then, well, ouch. With a lineup made up mostly of rookies, run by a rookie manager, the kid Cubs got manhandled by the playoff-hopeful Toronto Blue Jays for three games at Rogers Centre. They were outscored 28-3 in a sweep that left them with a six-game losing streak heading into Thursday’ ...
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Sep 10 2014 9:29pm CDT | Source: chicago sun-times

TORONTO – If this is what growing pains look like, then, well, ouch. With a lineup of mostly rookies, run by a rookie manager, the kid Cubs got manhandled by the playoff-hopeful Toronto Blue Jays for three games at Rogers Centre – outscored 28-3 in a three-game sweep that left them with a six-game losing st ...
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TORONTO – At one point this summer, the Cubs envisioned Marcus Stroman pitching for them by time they traveled to Canada for this week’s interleague series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Instead, there was the hard-throwing rookie right-hander pitching the best game of his young career against the Cubs – a three-hit shutout in the Blue Jays’ 8-0 s ...
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TORONTO — Blue Jays rookie Marcus Stroman always wanted a sinker in his pitching repertoire but he could never find a grip to his liking. That all changed a couple months ago when he finally found something that worked. brightcove.createExperiences(); "I was just fooling around with the ball and just gripped a two-seam kind of awkwardly and it was super-comfortable in my hand," Stroman ...
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Stroman pitches first CG shutout in Jays’ win

Sep 8 2014 8:31pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — Blue Jays rookie Marcus Stroman always wanted a sinker in his pitching repertoire but he could never find a grip to his liking. That all changed a couple months ago when he finally found something that worked. brightcove.createExperiences(); "I was just fooling around with the ball and just gripped a two-seam kind of awkwardly and it was super-comfortable in my hand," Stroman sa ...
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1 week ago

Stroman pitches first CG shutout in Jays’ win

Sep 8 2014 8:31pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — Blue Jays rookie Marcus Stroman always wanted a sinker in his pitching repertoire but he could never find a grip to his liking. That all changed a couple months ago when he finally found something that worked. brightcove.createExperiences(); "I was just fooling around with the ball and just gripped a two-seam kind of awkwardly and it was super-comfortable in my hand," ...
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