According to multiple reports Monday night, the Cubs interviewed DeMarlo Hale for their managerial position. The Cubs’ brass did not meet face-to-face with Hale but conducted a phone interview with Hale.
Theo Epstein is very familiar with DeMarlo Hale, who served as Terry Francona’s bench coach over the last two seasons. Jed Hoyer conducted the phone interview, not Theo Epstein.
Theo Epstein said that it is very unlikely anyone else will be interviewed for the Cubs’ managerial position. DeMarlo Hale joined Pete Mackanin, Dale Sveum, Mike Maddux and Sandy Alomar, Jr. as the candidates to become the 52nd manager of the Chicago Cubs … with many seeing Maddux and Alomar, Jr. as the favorites to land the job.
Hale served as the Rangers’ first base coach and outfield coach from 2002-2005 prior to joining Terry Francona’s staff in Boston. Hale was the Red Sox third base coach from 2006-2009 and has served as Francona’s bench coach for the last two seasons after Brad Mills left for Houston.
Hale did not go through the same process as the other candidates (game simulations and media session) and with Hale’s future with the Red Sox in question, the early speculation is that Hale could be a candidate for the coaching staff as well.
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