9-time All-Star Carlos Beltrán is on Cubs' list of managerial candidates, according to report

The Cubs' managerial interview process will extend into next week, at least.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Gordon WittenmyerYankees special assistant Carlos Beltrán is on the Cubs' list of managerial candidates. However, an interview hasn't been scheduled yet.

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.

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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.

Girardi and Ross' interviews follow those of bench coach Mark Loretta and first base coach Will Venable. 

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9-time All-Star Carlos Beltrn is on Cubs' list of managerial candidates, according to report originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

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