Furthering the search for a new manager, the Chicago Cubs talked this week with candidate Manny Acta.
Acta told The Chicago Tribune he sat down Monday with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Randy Bush, and everyone got to know each other on a personal and professional level. He said he plans to let everything play out and see what happens.
The Cubs last month fired manager Dale Sveum after the team finished last in the NL Central for the first time in seven years.
Acta has managed the Washington Capitols and Cleveland Indians. The Tribune reported he is known for working with young players, which is one of the Cubs' top priorities in a coach for the upcoming season.
The team is also looking at New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and San Diego Padres assistant general manager A.J. Hinch, among others.
Girardi has become a special consideration, and the Tribune reported that the team is willing to top anything the Yankees offer him in a contract renewal.