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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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Sep 29 2014 9:32pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

The Chicago Cubs front office has a plan. Rick Renteria is a part of that plan. His role, you ask? To fill the void in the dugout until a playoff run is imminent. It’s nothing against Renteria, but there’s no way he will be the guy Theo and Jed want guiding the North Siders into contention. Names will emerge, and the first legitimate candidate might just be their man. Ron Gardenhire was fired by the Minnesota Twins on Mon ...
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Lucroy sets catcher doubles record in Brewers win

Sep 27 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILWAUKEE — Francisco Rodriguez wasn’t supposed to be the closer for the Milwaukee Brewers this season. Pressed into duty after Jim Henderson got injured, Rodriguez had another banner year and claimed another milestone. Rodriguez moved into 10th place on baseball’s career saves list in the Brewers’ 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. "This is a big accomplishment," Rodriguez said. "Coming into spring I didn’t know what to expect ...
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Lucroy sets catcher doubles record in Brewers win

Sep 27 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MILWAUKEE — Francisco Rodriguez wasn’t supposed to be the closer for the Milwaukee Brewers this season. Pressed into duty after Jim Henderson got injured, Rodriguez had another banner year and claimed another milestone. Rodriguez moved into 10th place on baseball’s career saves list in the Brewers’ 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. "This is a big accomplishment," Rodriguez said. "Coming into spring I didn’t know what to expect. "If my career ends tonig ...
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MILWAUKEE — The machinery and heavy lifting was already well underway at Wrigley Field by the time Cubs president Theo ­Epstein and manager Rick ­Renteria finished nearly all of their player exit interviews Friday afternoon in Milwaukee — just ahead of the final ser ...
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CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis’ John Lackey and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. Arrieta (10-5), coming off a one-hit shutout against Cincinnati last week, limited St. Louis to two hits and an unearned run while striking out 10. The Cardinals, who clinched a playoff berth earlier in the week, remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Pittsburgh in ...
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Arrieta goes 7, hits triple as Cubs beat Cards

Sep 24 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis’ John Lackey and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. Arrieta (10-5), coming off a one-hit shutout against Cincinnati last week, limited St. Louis to two hits and an unearned run while striking out 10. The Cardinals, who clinched a playoff berth earlier in the week, remained 1 1/2 games ahead ...
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Arrieta goes 7, hits triple as Cubs beat Cards

Sep 24 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis’ John Lackey and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. Arrieta (10-5), coming off a one-hit shutout against Cincinnati last week, limited St. Louis to two hits and an unearned run while striking out 10. The Cardinals, who clinched a playoff berth earlier in the week, remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Pittsburgh in the NL Central. T ...
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6 days ago

Arrieta goes 7, hits triple as Cubs beat Cards

Sep 24 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis’ John Lackey and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. Arrieta (10-5), coming off a one-hit shutout against Cincinnati last week, limited St. Louis to two hits and an unearned run while striking out 10. The Cardinals, who clinched a playoff berth earlier in the week, remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Pittsburgh in the NL Central. The Pirates lost at Atl ...
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6 days ago

Arrieta goes 7, hits triple as Cubs beat Cards

Sep 24 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis’ John Lackey and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. Arrieta (10-5), coming off a one-hit shutout against Cincinnati last week, limited St. Louis to two hits and an unearned run while striking out 10. The Cardinals, who clinched a playoff berth earlier in the week, remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Pittsburgh ...
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