The Chicago Cubs have found their man.Former Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum has agreed to become the next manager of the Cubs.
It’s a 3-year deal with an option for 2015, according to reports.
Sveum was also considered a top candidate for the Boston Red Sox job. There were reports yesterday that, despite being offered the Cubs’ job, Sveum wouldn’t make a decision until talking to the Red Sox.
But Theo Epstein, the former Boston general manager and current Cubs president of baseball operations, got his man.
A formal press conference is set for Friday.
Sveum’s major league coaching career began in 2004 as the Red Sox third base coach. He left Boston after a single season to become the Brewers bench coach.
He enjoyed the briefest of managerial stints, leading the Brewers to a 7-5 record as the interim manager after they fired Ned Yost late in the 2008 season.
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