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Source: Rick Renteria Will Be Named Chicago Cubs Skipper

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria will be hired as the Chicago Cubs new manager, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Tribune reports Renteria has agreed upon a three-year contract and will be introduced to the media Thursday via teleconference.

Renteria has been a major league coach since 2008, and the bench coach of the Padres since 2011.

The 51-year-old Renteria beat out Dave Martinez, Eric Wedge, A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta for the job.

Renteria, a former infielder, was drafted in the first round of the 1980 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played five major league seasons split between the Pirates, Mariners and Marlins.

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