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Rays Coach Martinez Says Cubs Interview ‘Went Really Well’

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Bench coach Dave Martinez #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates the Rays victory over the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field on September 28, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Bench coach Dave Martinez #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates the Rays victory over the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field on September 28, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

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(CBS) — Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez sounded optimistic about his chances after interviewing with the Cubs for the manager position.

“I thought it went well,” Martinez told the Tampa Bay Times. “I thought it went really well.”

Martinez, 49, has been the bench coach with the Rays for six seasons. He spoke with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and other staff.

“They said they’d get back to me soon,” Martinez said.

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