The St. Louis Cardinals will interview Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg for their vacant manager's position, following the retirement of Tony La Russa.
The Cardinals on Wednesday asked the Phillies for permission to talk to Sandberg and it was granted, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Sandberg, who is still under contract with the Phillies as their Triple-A manager, confirmed he had been approached.
"I'll be interviewing with the Cardinals," Sandberg said. "It's on the calendar in the near future, so that's the next thing for me."
The former Cubs great had been linked with the Chicago job, but new Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein ended any speculation by saying the team's new manager "must have managerial or coaching experience at the major league level" following Mike Quade's firing on Wednesday. Sandberg has neither.
Sandberg said Epstein called to inform he was out of the running.
"Moments after the release went out, Theo called me just to let me know I wouldn't...