The Chicago Cubs named Padres bench coach Rick Renteria their new manager on Thursday.
Renteria, the Pirates’ first-round pick in 1980, has spent the past six seasons with the Padres. He received a three-year deal, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzalez.
Renteria was sought by Cubs president Theo Epstein because of his experience working with young players as well as his ability to speak Spanish, according to Gonzalez.
The hiring of the 51-year-old Renteria fills the last of the five managerial vacancies.
The Cubs also interviewed A.J. Hinch, Eric Wedge, Manny Acta, Dave Martinez and Brad Ausmus, whom the Tigers hired earlier this week to replace Jim Leyland.
|Team||2013 Manager||2014 Manager|
|Seattle||Eric Wedge||Lloyd McClendon|
|Chicago Cubs||Dale Sveum||Rick Renteria|
|Washington||Davey Johnson||Matt Williams|
|Cincinnati||Dusty Baker||Bryan Price|
|Detroit||Jim Leyland||Brad Ausmus|