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Rick Renteria | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (53) / 12/25/1961
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Twins general manager Terry Ryan is considering interviewing Rick Renteria for the team's manager job.
Renteria was officially fired by the Cubs Friday with Joe Maddon slated to take over in Chicago. The Twins had reportedly been down to Paul Molitor and Torey Lovullo as they look to replace Ron Gardenhire, but it appears Renteria may get an interview. Oct 31 - 3:21 PM

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The Cubs on Friday announced that they have fired manager Rick Renteria.

Renteria was offered another position with the club but declined. This puts the Cubs in position to hire Joe Maddon, though the move isn't official yet. It's merely a formality, however.
Oct 31 - 2:49 PM

Amid speculation about Joe Maddon, Cubs manager Rick Renteria released a statement Monday night saying that he will continue to focus on his offseason preparation.

Here's the full statement: "I was hired nearly a year ago to be the Chicago Cubs manager. Notwithstanding all the speculation, I continue to focus my offseason preparation on achieving the goal we established from the start: bringing a championship to Chicago." It ultimately doesn't mean much, but it's interesting that the statement was released through his agent and the Cubs continue to stay silent on the situation. Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune hears from sources that there should be some resolution on the situation shortly after the World Series. Renteria led the Cubs to a 73-89 record during his first season as manager and still has two years remaining on his contract.
Oct 28 - 9:03 AM

The Cubs have hired John Mallee as new their hitting coach.

Mallee, who has been the Astros' hitting coach for the past two seasons, replaces Bill Mueller at the position. In addition, Eric Hinske will shift to assistant hitting coach while Doug Dascenzo, who was with the Braves, has been named first base/outfield coach.
Oct 9 - 4:04 PM

Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that Cubs hitting coach Bill Mueller has resigned.

Mueller took over as hitting coach last November and ended up lasting just one season. The Cubs finished in the bottom-five in the majors in runs scored, batting average, and on-base percentage. Mooney hears that the Cubs are seeking an established hitting coach as his replacement, which essentially rules out Manny Ramirez.
Oct 7 - 12:48 PM

Saturday's Cactus League matchup between the Cubs and Giants was cancelled due to rain.

The pitchers that had been slated to work for each squad will have to do their mound work indoors to remain on schedule.
Mar 1 - 3:58 PM

The Cubs announced Friday that they have retained pitching coach Chris Bosio for the upcoming season.

New skipper Rick Renteria finalized his coaching staff on Friday, with the incumbent Bosio returning for a third year at the helm of the pitching staff. Bullpen coach Lester Strode and catching coach Mike Borzello were also retained from last year's staff.
Source: MLB.com
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 08:04:00 PM

The Cubs have hired Bill Mueller as their new hitting coach.

Mueller had been in the Dodgers' front office. The former American League batting champion takes over for James Rowson, who left to join the Yankees as their minor league hitting coordinator.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 03:12:00 PM

The Cubs' hitting coach James Rowson has left the organization to join the Yankees as their minor league hitting coordinator.

Rowson and the rest of the Cubs' coaching staff's contracts expired at the end of the season. The 37-year-old is returning to the position he occupied with the Yankees from 2008 to 2011. Cubs president Theo Epstein said there's a possibility some of last year's staff returns, notably pitching coach Chris Bosio. The new hitting coach and the rest of Rick Renteria's staff will be announced soon.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 10:58:00 PM

Cubs hired Rick Renteria as manager.

The news was broken Wednesday and has now been made official. Renteria, who had been serving as the Padres' bench coach, got a three-year deal from the Cubs with club options for 2017 and 2018. The 51-year-old is replacing Dale Sveum, who was fired in late September. This will be Renteria's first managing gig at the major league level. He served as manager for Team Mexico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 01:12:00 PM