The search for the next Red Sox manager is beginning to come into focus. With former Red Sox infielder – and current Astros bench coach – Alex Cora scheduled for an interview, another name is reportedly in the mix.
Ron Gardenhire, who was the Diamondbacks’ bench coach in 2017, is reportedly a candidate to replace John Farrell. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Boston asked permission to speak with Gardenhire:
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 15, 2017
Gardenhire managed the Twins from 2002-2014, winning the division six times. In 2010, he was named AL manager of the year.