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Cubs’ manager focuses on job, not rumors

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CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Rick Renteria says he’s focusing on his job and not the possibility that he might be replaced by former Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon.

Renteria acknowledges in a statement released through his agent on Monday that he’s aware of speculation about his job. He says he will “continue to focus my offseason preparation on achieving the goal we established from the start: bringing a championship to Chicago.”

Renteria led the Cubs to a 73-89 record in his first season, but the vibe around the team is changing.


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