Dale Sveum reportedly has accepted an offer to become the next manager of the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN Chicago . The team is expected to announce the hiring tomorrow morning at Wrigley Field.
It was reported yesterday that the Cubs had made an offer to Sveum, who had previously served as the hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers. He had also interviewed with the Boston Red Sox for their vacant managerial position.
Sveum will enter the newly restructured Cubs organization that has Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations and Jed Hoyer as general manager. The three were seen walking out of Sveum’s hotel Thursday afternoon, but Epstein did not offer confirmation of the reported deal. Sveum served as the Brewers' interim manager in 2008 after Ned Yost was fired. In that stint he led Milwaukee to a 7-5 regular season record and a four-game loss to the Phillies in the Division Series.