The Chicago Cubs plan to interview former Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge next week for their vacant managerial job, MLB.com reported Friday.
Wedge, 45, went 561-573 (.495) with the Indians (2003-09) and 213-273 (.438) with the Mariners (2011-13). He stepped down as the Mariners manager late in the season because he did not believe he was part of the club's future. He also missed 27 games this season after having a minor stroke.
The Cubs have already interviewed Dave Martinez, Rick Renteria, A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta. Renteria, 51, also interviewed Thursday for the Mariners' job.
It has also been speculated that Theo Epstein, the Cubs' president of baseball operations, wants to interview Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo. The Red Sox are playing in the World Series.
Lovullo has also been linked to the Detroit Tigers' managerial job. Epstein hired Lovullo to manage the Red Sox's Class AAA affiliate in Pawtucket in 2010.
Epstein plans to name a manager by Nov. 11, in time for the GM/Owners Meetings in Orlando, Fla.