Four weeks after firing Dale Sveum, the Cubs manager search continues to dominate headlines on the North Side.
Torey Lovullo, the Boston Red Sox bench coach, has been listed among the top candidates for the job, but with the Red Sox concluding their World Series championship Wednesday, there was no word of a Lovullo interview set in Chicago. Until Sunday morning, that is:
However, the Red Sox had not been asked by any club — including the Cubs — for permission to interview any of their major-league coaches by Sunday afternoon, according to a source familiar with the situation.
In the past, Lovullo has interviewed for manager jobs with the Red Sox, Indians and Dodgers. Throughout October, the expectation has been that the Cubs will want to talk with Lovullo after the Red Sox playoff run.
Brad Ausmus interviewed in Chicago Friday, but was hired Sunday as Jim Leyland's replacement with the Detroit Tigers. San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria remains among the finalists and former Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge made his pitch to the Cubs last week.