CHICAGO (AP) Rick Renteria stood next to Chicago Cubs executives Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein and pulled on a No. 16 jersey in a lounge at Wrigley Field.
Yup, it's definitely real now. There's a new man in the dugout for the downtrodden Cubs.
Renteria got his official welcome Thursday for his first job as a major league manager about a month after he was hired to replace Dale Sveum. The appearance at the Cubs' iconic neighborhood ballpark was delayed by Renteria's recovery from October hip surgery.