Chicago Cubs To Hire David Ross As Manager

Tim Kelly
October 23, 2019 - 9:33 am

The Chicago Cubs are turning to one of Joe Maddon's former players to be his successor as manager.

RADIO.COM MLB Insider Jon Heyman is among those reporting that the Cubs will hire former catcher David Ross to be their next manager.

Ross, 42, had a 15-year career as a major league catcher, most notably helping the Cubs to snap a 108-year World Series drought in 2016. Ross homered in Game 7 of the World Series, a classic game that the Cubs ultimately won 8-7 in 10 innings over the Cleveland Indians.

Since retiring, Ross has been busy. In addition to a role as a special assistant to baseball operations, he's been an analyst for ESPN. Additionally, he was the runner-up on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars.

With Ross' hiring, there are still six managerial vacancies. The New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals are all looking for managers. Maddon, who managed the Cubs from 2015-2019, has been hired to fill the Los Angeles Angels managerial job.

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