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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sveum, Epstein to meet Monday

By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com

ST. LOUIS -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum confirmed on Sunday he'll learn his fate as manager for next season in a Monday morning meeting with team president Theo Epstein.

Dale Sveum
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he will meet with Theo Epstein on Monday to learn whether he'll return in 2014.

"Theo was honest with everybody," Sveum said before the Cubs' regular-season finale against the St. Louis Cardinals. "There's an evaluation going on with all of us, myself included with the coaches."

Sveum is 127-196 in two seasons as Cubs manager and has one year left on a three-year deal he signed before the 2012 season.

"Like I said the other day, you'd be lying if you didn't have anxiety about what's going to happen in 24 hours," Sveum said. "That's human nature."

If Sveum is fired there's been speculation New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi might be interested in the job. Girardi's contract with the Yankees ends at the end of October. He'll talk with the Yankees before exploring other opportunities.

Speaking before Sunday's season finale in Houston, Girardi said "it's not my personality to drag things out."

If Sveum is retained there's still a good chance the Cubs would replace several coaches on the major league staff.

"[Epstein] didn't specifically say he's just evaluating me," Sveum said. "It's the whole staff situation."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.