Theo Epstein — 2 months after leaving Cubs — is hired by MLB as consultant in on-field matters

CHICAGO — Two months after resigning from his role as Chicago Cubs president, Theo Epstein was hired Thursday as a consultant for Major League Baseball in on-field matters. In his new role, Epstein will work in Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office with analytics experts on potential rules changes that MLB is exploring. “It is an honor to assist the efforts by Major League Baseball and the Competition Committee to improve the on-field product, and I appreciate Commissioner Manfred asking me to be a part of these important conversations,” Epstein said in a statement. “As the game evolves, we all ha…

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