Reports from the New York Times are reporting that the Chicago Cubs will name Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum as its next manager.
Another report out of Chicago is reporting that the Cubs could name Sveum the new manager as early as tomorrow.
Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has not confirmed nor denied the reports, only saying that, "We've got to get to the 27th out".
Dale Sveum briefly managed the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008, taking over for Ned Yost for the final 12 games of the year when Brewers management fired Yost when the Brewers were free falling in September. Sveum went 7-5 in the 12 games managed as the Brewers held onto the NL Wild Card. Sveum also went 1-3 in the postseason as the Brewers lost the 2008 NLDS to eventual World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies.
Sveum was once considered the front runner for the Boston Red Sox vacancy, but the Red Sox did not offer him a contract when they met for a second time earlier this week.