Chicago Cubs big league manager job still up for grabs

Apr 13, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (right) and bench coach Rick Renteria (17) talk in the dugout after the Padres lost to the Colorado Rockies 9-5 at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Things are definitely getting interesting on the North Side of Chicago as the Cubs continue their search for their next big league manager.

They’ve interviewed a handful of candidates and have begun the second interview phase of the process. But after second interviews were scheduled or already done and over with, another name has emerged as a possible pick up.

San Diego Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus seems to be rising up to the levels of Rick Renteria and Manny Acha when it comes to this job. It’s a big of surprise considering all we’ve heard about the last month or has been about Renteria.

Ausmus, as we all know is a former big league catcher who happens to be a former All-Star with the Detroit Tigers. He’s currently working for the team he made his first Major League debut with back in 1993 when he was just a young buck in this league.

Ausmus has a career .251 batting average, 80 home runs and 607 RBI’s between six Major League teams that stretched out for 17 years/seasons.

Topics: Brad Ausmus, Chicago Cubs, Rick Renteria

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