Cubs remove interim tag, name Mike Quade manager

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Mike Quade went 24-13 as Chicago’s interim manager after taking over a 51-74 team from Lou Piniella in mid-August and today the Cubs announced that he’s been hired as the full-time skipper.

Quade will reportedly get a two-year contract with a team option for 2013.

Ryne Sandberg was the most popular candidate among Cubs fans and was named Triple-A manager of the year in his first season at Iowa, but Quade seemed to have the support of most Cubs players.

There’s no word yet on whether Sandberg will be asked to serve on Quade’s coaching staff, but it seems unlikely after being passed over for the job many assumed was his.

Prior to taking over for Piniella on an interim basis Quade was the Cubs’ third base coach for four seasons and spent 17 years managing and coaching in the minors, including serving as Iowa’s skipper from 2003-2006.

Brian Dozier’s 24-game hitting streak ends

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Twins second baseman Brian Dozier entered Tuesday night’s action having hit safely in all 17 games this season and in 24 games consecutively dating back to last season. Sadly for him and for the Twins, that streak ended with an 0-for-4 performance against the Yankees.

Dozier grounded out in the first inning, flied out in the third, grounded out in the sixth, and grounded out again in the eighth.

Despite his streak ending, Dozier still has good numbers on the year. He’s hitting .291/.356/.494 with four home runs, 10 RBI, and 15 runs scored in 87 plate appearances.