The Cubs would like to interview Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo for their managerial opening. Lovullo, presumably, would like to be interviewed.
But it's not happening. Not yet, anyway.
From CBS Sports: The Cubs have been denied permission to ask about Lovullo's availability for their managerial job, at least for now, as Red Sox higher-ups are claiming their agreement to allow Theo Epstein to leave to become Cubs president prohibits him from hiring away Red Sox employees.
The Cubs were hoping to hire a manager this week -- before the GMs meetings next week in Orlando -- but they could wait if they believe Lovullo is worth waiting for. Chicago has also interviewed Padres bench coach Rick Renteria and Padres executive A.J. Hinch.
It's been two years since Epstein left, and Lovullo wasn't a Red Sox employee when Epstein left for Chicago, he was in Toronto with John Farrell. But it appears as though Red Sox higher ups may try to keep Epstein from plucking one of their own.
More to come here . . .