Cubs manager Quade expects to return



CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade expects to return next season, despite the team’s dismal record and numerous changes ahead, including the hiring of a new general manager.

Quade has one year left on his contract. He got the job after an impressive stint as an interim manager at the end of the 2010 season.

It has been a trying season — the Cubs were 68-87 entering their home finale Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Quade has had to deal with numerous issues, including injuries to two starters early in the season, the suspension of right-hander Carlos Zambrano and the firing of the man who hired him, general manager Jim Hendry.

But Quade said Wednesday that he plans to be back and to do a good job next season.