Maddux up next for Sox
The Red Sox have scheduled interviews with their next two managerial candidates.
Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux is scheduled to be at Fenway Park on Tuesday, with Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. set for Wednesday.
The Sox have interviewed Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum. Mackanin interviewed with the Cubs yesterday. Chicago received permission to interview Maddux and Sveum and has interest in Alomar.
Sox general manager Ben Cherington has said he hopes to have a manager in place by Thanksgiving. The team has been without a manager since Terry Francona stepped down Sept. 30.Francona is moving forward, too; he has an interview with the Cardinals on Monday. Meanwhile, Sox vice president of player personnel Allard Baird withdrew from the Orioles’ general manager search.
Cardinals to meet Matheny
Former St. Louis catcher Mike Matheny interviewed for the Cardinals’ manager’s job, the Associated Press reported. He is the third person to be interviewed since Tony La Russa retired following the team’s World Series championship.
All three candidates have organizational ties. White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing played for the Cardinals and Chris Maloney has managed their Triple A Memphis affiliate the last five years.
Thome, Phillies agree to 1-year deal
Jim Thome, 41, left the Indians to sign a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the Phillies pending a physical today. Thome hasn’t played the field since 2007, although with first baseman Ryan Howard recovering from Achilles’ heel surgery, Thome will be counted on to fill in . . . The Nationals re-signed righthander Chien-Ming Wang to a one-year, $4 million contract . . . Bob Forsch, the only pitcher in Cardinals history to throw two no-hitters, died at his Florida home. He was 61. Obituary, B10.
Material from the Associated Press was used.