The Chicago Cubs have named former catcher and 2016 World Series champion David Ross as the team’s next manager.
Ross’s name was one of the first to be considered after the Cubs parted ways with Joe Maddon after five seasons. Maddon led the team to its first World Series title in 108 years and finished with a 471–339 record. Last week, Maddon was named the Angels’ new manager.
Ross has no managerial experience but has served as a special adviser to the Cubs since retiring after the World Series victory. The Cubs also considered Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada, former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, former Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Cubs bench coach Mark Loretta for the job.
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