MILWAUKEE – Sox GM Ben Cherington confirmed that Dale Sveum will get a second interview and meet with Red Sox owners Tom Werner, John Henry and CEO Larry Lucchino here on Wednesday.
Cherington also said he may bring a second candidate in for a second interview either to Milwaukee or to Boston later in the week or next week, but said as of now there are no plans to interview any new candidate.
“I felt real comfortable with him on a personal level,” Cherington said when commenting on Sveum. “We like his broad-based experience. we like the type of player he was and the type of managers he was around and in his time in Boston as a coach. He had success in Milwaukee as a coach and has some managing experience in the majors and in the minor leagues. We felt like he brings a lot of good qualities.
“The next phase is getting ownership a little bit more involved. Wanted them to have a chance to get to know him a little better,” Cherington said.
As for the Cubs compensation issue for Theo Epstein, “I’ll meet with Theo (Epstein) when I see him. We were told that at some point they would take it over. It’s probably best for all of us. We don’t need to be doing this all offseason. We’d still like to figure it out on our own, but if we can’t, I think everyone needs to move on.”