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Cubs to name Rick Renteria new manager

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Rick Renteria is now calling the shots on Chicago's north side.
Rick Renteria is now calling the shots on Chicago's north side. (USATSI)

The Cubs will name Padres bench coach Rick Renteria their new manager, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Heyman reported he was their top target as they entered the "final stages" of their search on Tuesday. An official announcement is expected Thursday.

Renteria, 51, had been San Diego's bench coach since 2011. He managed in the minor leagues from 1998-2001 and also managed Team Mexico during the World Baseball Classic this spring. Renteria does not have any Major League managerial experience but he does have plenty of coaching experience.

The Cubs reportedly prioritized a manager who could help their young players grow and develop. Building blocks like Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija either stalled out or regressed in 2013. Chicago interviewed former Diamondbacks skipper A.J. Hinch and planned to interview Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo as well.

Renteria is the latest addition to a growing trend of hiring managers without big league managerial experience. The Tigers (Brad Ausmus), Nationals (Matt Williams) and Reds (Bryan Price) all hired inexperienced skippers this offseason.

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