David Ross signs contract extension with ESPN, officially out of the mix for Cubs’ bench coach job
According to multiple reports, David Ross is officially no longer in the running for the vacant job on Joe Maddon’s coaching staff. After Brandon Hyde left the Cubs to take the managerial opening in Baltimore, reports surfaced that Ross was at the top of the Cubs’ list to be the new bench coach. Reports then indicated Ross was not looking to be a coach yet on a big league staff.
The news came down Tuesday that Ross had signed a contract extension with ESPN. Ross will continue to be involved with ESPN’s baseball coverage. And Ross remains a special assistant to the Cubs’ front office.
Ross is expected to be with the team in Spring Training and with the team more throughout the season. But for now, Ross will not be in the Cubs’ dugout on an everyday basis.
The Cubs have not hired what will be the third bench coach in three years. And there does not appear to be a front-runner for the job as the holidays quickly approach.