It's been more than four weeks since Dale Sveum was fired and the Cubs are still without a manager, leaving the rest of the coaching staff in limbo.
According to reports, first base coach Dave McKay is leaving Chicago to join the Arizona Diamondbacks coaching staff:
From #Dbacks: Dave McKay new 1B coach. Glenn Sherlock at third, Turner Ward hitting coach and Alan Trammell back as bench coach.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 1, 2013
McKay says couldn't wait for Cubs with DBacks offering 1B job. "I think this is going to work out best for everybody," he says.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) November 1, 2013
McKay has been one of the most respected coaches in the game and has spent the last 25 seasons in the major leagues, first with the Oakland Athletics and then followed legendary manager Tony La Russa to St. Louis, where the two made their home through th 2011 season.
McKay, 63, spent the last two seasons on the North Side, where he helped get through to Alfonso Soriano, who improved his outfield defense at age 36 last season.
The Cubs are expected to hire a manager within the next couple weeks and the rest of the coaching staff will be nailed down sometime after that.