Monday’s off day between Game Five and Game Six of The World Series came and went without the front office addressing the reports connecting the Cubs to Joe Maddon. The front office has remained silent since Friday.
The Cubs current manager issued a short statement through his agent, Ken Solomon on the matter Monday afternoon.
Rick Renteria: “I was hired nearly a year ago to be the Chicago Cubs manager. Notwithstanding all the speculation, I continue to focus my off-season preparation on achieving the goal we established from the start: bringing a championship to Chicago.”
There will be at least one more change to the Cubs coaching staff for the 2015 season. The Braves announced Monday the hiring of Jose Castro to be the assistant to Kevin Seitzer, the team’s new hitting coach. Castro was a minor league hitting coordinator prior to joining the Cubs a year ago and will be back working with the players as Atlanta’s assistant hitting coach.
Jose Castro was the Cubs Quality Assurance Coach during the 2014 season, his only year with the Cubs. Castro worked with Fredi Gonzalez in the Marlins’ system and will help Seitzer try to turnaround Atlanta’s offense.
The Cubs have not addressed Jose Castro leaving the team, much less if a new quality assurance coach will hired.
- Full Report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution