The Chicago Cubs are hiring David Ross to be their new manager, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

The official announcement is expected to come on Thursday.

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Ross, 42, beat out five other candidates to replace Joe Maddon, who was hired by the Angels. Ross played under Maddon in 2015 and 2016, helping the Cubs to a World Series title before becoming a member of the team’s front office and an ESPN baseball analyst.

He’ll be asked to manage several players he once called teammates, including Kris Bryant.

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