Dave Martinez: The Rays bench coach under Joe Maddon since 2007, Martinez was expected to be a candidate for the open position in Boston last November, but did not interview. Martinez, who played 16 seasons in the majors, had been considered for managerial openings with the White Sox, Blue Jays, and Indians. "He would be very, very difficult to replace, but I would do somersaults [if he got the Red Sox job]," Maddon said last November. "He is absolutely ready. He's got a really quick baseball mind." Martinez recently interviewed for the Astros managerial opening but did not get the job.