The Boston Red Sox will interview three more candidates this week for their vacant managerial job, the team announced Tuesday.
Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. will interview Wednesday, Toronto Blue Jays first-base coach and former Triple-A Pawtucket manager Torey Lovullo will interview Friday and Detroit Tigers third-base coach Gene Lamont, who served as third-base coach for the Red Sox in 2001, will interview Saturday.
The trio follows Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum on the list of interviewees for the job Terry Francona resigned from at the end of September. Meanwhile, Francona will interview Tuesday with the St. Louis Cardinals for the manager job that opened up when Tony LaRussa retired after winning the World Series last month.
Of the three new candidates, Lamont will be the first Red Sox interviewee to have permanent Major League managing experience under his belt after being the skipper of the Chicago White Sox from 1992-95 and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1997-2000. Sandy Alomar Jr. has no Major League managing experience, but has a wealth of other experience from his 20-year Major League career, which ended in 2007. His brother, second baseman Roberto Alomar, was inducted into the Hall of Fame this past year and his father, Sandy, also played in the Majors and had a lengthy coaching career.
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