Could the return of Grandpa Rossy to an MLB dugout be upon us?
According to the Star Tribune, the Twins are reportedly interested in interviewing David Ross for their managerial opening.
Ross, 41, has been a busy man since retiring after the 2016 season. The former Cubs catcher performed on Dancing with the Stars, joined ESPN as an analyst and took a job in the Cubs front office as a special assistant to baseball operations.
If hired this offseason, Ross would become one of the youngest managers in MLB. The only current managers younger than Ross are Kevin Cash, 40, of the Rays and Andy Green, 41 (born four months after Ross), of the Padres.
Ross only played for the Cubs for two seasons, but he left quite the impression on the Cubs and their fans. In fact, he was mentioned as a possibility for the Cubs' bench coach vacancy after Dave Martinez left the team to become the Nationals manager.
In addition to Ross, the Twins are also reportedly interested in interviewing former Cubs' utility man and current MLB Network analyst Mark DeRosa. The 43-year-old played for the Cubs in 2007 and 2008, hitting a combined .289 with an .824 OPS.
Ultimately, the Twins' interest in interviewing Ross and DeRosa does not mean either will meet with the team. However, it would not be a surprise to see one, if not both, former Cubs in an MLB dugout as a manager soon.