Chicago • While waiting for Joe Girardi to decide his future with the Yankees, the Chicago Cubs have officially expanded their search for a new manager.
According to a source familiar with the Cubs' search, former Nationals and Indians manager Manny Acta and Padres bench coach Rick Renteria have surfaced as candidates. They join A.J. Hinch, the Padres' assistant general manager and former Diamondbacks manager.
The status of those candidates, however, may hinge on whether Girardi elects to stay with the Yankees or pursue other opportunities, such as the Cubs job. Published reports out of New York on Monday stated that the Yankees will give Girardi as much time as he needs to make a decision.