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Sveum to meet with Sox again this week

By Peter Abraham
Globe Staff / November 14, 2011

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Dale Sveum has emerged as one of the finalists to become manager of the Red Sox and is expected to meet with owner John Henry this week, perhaps as soon as tomorrow, according to team sources.

The Brewers hitting coach is expected to be in Milwaukee, where Major League Baseball is conducting its general managers and owners meetings this week.

Sveum is one of five candidates who interviewed with the Sox over the last two weeks and was considered a favorite from the start of the process. He was the third base coach of the Sox from 2004-05 and made a good impression on the team with his attention to detail and personality.

General manager Ben Cherington has said his plan was to narrow the field this week and present a “small short list’’ of candidates to ownership. A decision would be made at that point.

Henry and team chairman Tom Werner have yet to meet with any of the candidates.

The Cubs could complicate the process as Sveum also interviewed for their managerial vacancy.

Sveum, who turns 48 this month, had a 12-year playing career and was the interim manager of the Brewers for 12 games in 2008, guiding them into the playoffs.

Sandy Alomar Jr., Torey Lovullo, Gene Lamont, and Pete Mackanin were the other candidates interviewed by the Sox.

Peter Abraham can be reached at pabraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteAbe.

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