Cubs Announce the Hiring of Rick Renteria

The Cubs officially announced the hiring of Rick Renteria as the 53rd manager in franchise history just after noon on Thursday. Renteria signed a three-year contract that includes club options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The financial terms of the contract have not been released.

Rick Renteria will meet with the Chicago media via a phone press conference at 4:30pm CST on Thursday.

As for Renteria’s coaching staff for the 2014 season, Chris Bosio has reportedly signed a two-year contract to return as the Cubs’ pitching coach. Lester Strode and Mike Borzello are also expected to return. According to a report from the Sun-Times, A.J. Hinch could be in the mix to be Renteria’s bench coach. Alex Cora, Mariano Duncan and Henry Blanco could also be candidates for coaching jobs with the Cubs.

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