Just yesterday, we heard that the Boston Red Sox manager search was down to current ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine and Detroit Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont. As of today, Lamont is no longer a candidate for the manager position (via ESPN Boston). Lamont, a former American League Manager of the Year (1993), has not managed a team since 2000. Valentine has not managed since 2009 when he was the manager of the Chiba Lotte Marines (2004-2009) in Japan's Pacific League. His last MLB managerial stint was with the New York Mets (1996-2002).
Despite Lamont being out of the running, the Red Sox have not offered Valentine the job. Part of the reason may be that Valentine is currently at a charity event in Japan and is not scheduled to leave Japan until late Eastern time on Wednesday. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington wants to have a new manager by next Monday.