Cubs talked to DeMarlo Hale about job

November, 14, 2011
11/14/11
11:46
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Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein dropped a new name into the conversation about candidates for the Cubs manager job on Monday night.

Epstein, who already interviewed four people during an eight-day span, said that Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer has talked on the phone with Boston Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale about the job. Similar to his stance on former Boston manager Terry Francona, Epstein doesn’t feel the need to formally interview Hale.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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