Sources: Hinch on Cubs' list

BY Ken Rosenthal • October 1, 2013

As the Chicago Cubs’ chances to hire Joe Girardi as manager seemingly diminish, here is one name to keep in mind: San Diego Padres assistant GM and former Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch.

Hinch is on the Cubs' list of possibilities, according to sources and would be a more viable candidate from the Padres than special assistant Brad Ausmus, who managed Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic in March.

Hinch, the D-backs’ former farm director, has experience working with young players and as an MLB manager.

He had little chance to succeed as manager in Arizona.

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