Sveum to interview in Chicago on Monday
MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat is reporting this afternoon that the Cubs will interview Dale Sveum for their managerial vacancy on Monday, having received permission from the Brewers to talk to the highly regarded hitting coach.
Sveum, who has twice been passed over for the top Brewers job since serving as interim manager at the end of the 2008 season, is halfway through the two-year contract he signed in October 2010. He has been on the Brewers’ staff since 2006 under three different full-time managers.
Sveum also interviewed with the Red Sox this week for their managerial opening.
He is very well-liked by players and has served a number of roles in the past decade; as the manager at Double-A Altoona in the Pirates’ chain from 2001-03, then as third base coach in Boston from 2004-05 before returning to Milwaukee, where his Major League playing career began. Sveum has served as the Brewers’ third base coach, bench coach and hitting coach, and has been clear along the way that he aspires to manage in the Major Leagues. Some players pushed for Sveum to get the full-time job after the 2008 season, but the Brewers coveted experience and went with Ken Macha instead.
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