Cubs interview Eric Wedge for manager

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

As the Chicago Cubs continue their search for their next manager, you can add another big name to the list: former Indians and Mariners manager Eric Wedge.

The 45-year old Wedge has ten years of managing experience in the major leagues and came within one game of leading the Cleveland Indians to the World Series in 2007. Wedge spent the past three seasons leading the Seattle Mariners, but left due to contract disputes.

With a 775-846 managerial record, Wedge has the most managerial experience of all of the candidates the Cubs have interviewed to this point. Wedge spent seven seasons with the Indians before he was replaced by Manny Acta, who ironically interviewed for the Cubs managerial position 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Wedge missed a month on the job in 2013 due to a mild stroke, but returned for the last five weeks of the season.

The Cubs plan on talking to Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo following the conclusion of the World Series. Padres bench coach Rick Renteria is reportedly the favorite to receive the job. Among the candidates that have already been interviewed are Rays bench coach Dave Martinez and former Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch.

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