UPDATE: Going to Cubbies?
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, Rays Manager Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract and will immediately leave the Tampa organization. Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said the club "tried diligently and aggressively to sign [Maddon] to a third contract extension prior to his decision.". This news comes on the heels of Tampa GM Andrew Friedman leaving for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It remains to be seen whether the Dodgers remove current manager Don Mattingly in favor of Maddon.