The Chicago Cubs will now be managed by Craig Counsell, who has guided the Milwaukee Brewers to the postseason five times in the last six seasons.
Through X, formerly known as Twitter, The Athletic announced the news.
After releasing the following statement, the Chicago Cubs.
“Today we made the difficult decision to dismiss David Ross as our Major League Manager,” said Cubs President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer. “On behalf of the Cubs organization, we express our deep gratitude for David’s contributions to our club, both on and off the field.
First as a player and then as a manager, David continually showcased his ability to lead. David’s legacy will be felt in Chicago for generations and his impact to our organization will stack up with the legends that came before him.
Going forward, our Major League team will be managed by Craig Counsell. We look forward to welcoming Craig at Wrigley Field early next week.”
Counsell spent 16 seasons as a major league player.
After Ron Roenicke was fired during the 2015 season, Counsell assumed management of Milwaukee. Just four postseason trips had been made by the Brewers prior to Counsell’s arrival.