The Cubs' managerial interview process will extend into next week, at least.
The Yankees are in the midst of a postseason run that will continue Saturday with Game 1 of the ALCS. Consequentially, the Cubs will have to wait until the Yankees are eliminated from the postseason/win the World Series to interview Beltrán. The same goes for Astros bench coach Joe Espada, whom the Cubs also reportedly seek to interview.
Beltrán played 20 big-league seasons from 1998-2017, most notably with the Royals and Mets (seven seasons with each). The 42-year-old made nine All-Star teams and won the World Series with the Astros in his final season. He interviewed for the Yankees managerial opening following the 2017 season, ultimately joining New York's front office after the position went to Aaron Boone.
Joe Girardi update
The Cubs interviewed former Yankees manager Joe Girardi for manager on Wednesday and will interview former catcher David Ross on Thursday, according to Wittenmyer.
Joe Girardi finishes an eight-hour interview process with Cubs Wednesday. David Ross on deck for Thursday.
Source says Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Yankees special asst Carlos Beltran also on Cubs candidate list. pic.twitter.com/OICQbEzwkq
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) October 10, 2019
Girardi and Ross' interviews follow those of bench coach Mark Loretta and first base coach Will Venable.