Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez a candidate for Rockies job

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Dave Martinez, the bench coach of the Chicago Cubs, is rumored to be in the running for the Colorado Rockies managerial opening.

Martinez has been with Joe Maddon for many years, coming with him to Chicago from Tampa Bay when Maddon was named Cubs manager. Martinez has long been considered a managerial candidate. Last year he interviewed with the Dodgers before Los Angeles hired Dave Roberts.

For his part, Joe Maddon has given Martinez his full endorsement, telling Carrie Muskat of MLB.com on Sunday that “I would hope that Davey does get that opportunity to interview and possibly get the job.”