The Red Sox will interview Brad Ausmus next week for the team's manager position, the Globe's Nick Cafardo has confirmed.
Ausmus, a special assistant to the general manager for the San Diego Padres, turned down a chance to interview for the Astros' manager position. The Red Sox are a different story.
"That's one job that would get me off my couch early," he said last week.
Ausmus is a Connecticut native and Dartmouth graduate who owns a home on the Cape. He spent 18 seasons in the majors as a catcher for the Padres, Tigers, Astros and Dodgers.
Ausmus would become the second known candidate to interview with the Red Sox. The team is also expected to meet with Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach.
Ausmus has no major league managing experience, but managed Team Israel this year as it tried to qualify for the World Baseball Classic.