The Chicago Cubs formally announced Rick Renteria as their 53rd manager in franchise history Thursday.

Renteria, 51, who has spent the past six seasons as a coach with the San Diego Padres, agreed to a three-year contract that includes team options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Renteria is recovering from hip surgery that prevents him from traveling. The Cubs will conduct a 4:30 p.m. conference call with Renteria, a coach with the San Diego Padres for the past six seasons, as well as President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer.

Renteria is expected to recover in plenty of time before the start of spring training. In the meantime, he will finalize a coaching staff and acclimate himself with the Cubs' personnel.

The hiring of Renteria completes a search that lasted more than five weeks.

Renteria served the past three seasons as the Padres' bench coach under manager Bud Black. Renteria managed eight seasons in the minors with the Florida Marlins (1998-01) and Padres (2004-07). Renteria managed Team Mexico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.