Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach has been contacted by the Red Sox to interview for their managing job, a team source confirmed to the Globe. The team’s intention to interview Wallach was first reported by the Boston Herald.
“He’s a good man,” former Astros manager Brad Mills said of Wallach. “He’s got the experience handling a team, and he’s a very good baseball man.”
Wallach was a three-time Gold Glove winner and five-time All-Star at third base for the Montreal Expos, hitting .257 with 260 homers for his career. He was the Dodgers’ hitting coach under Jim Tracy and Grady Little. Later, he managed the Triple A Albuquerque Isotopes in 2009-2010, being named Pacific Coast League manager of the year in ’09. He has been the Dodgers’ third base coach under Don Mattingly since 2011.
Wallach is expected to interview with the Sox next week.
The Red Sox still are focused primarily on John Farrell. There is no word yet on whether the Sox have officially asked the Blue Jays for permission to speak to Farrell, but once they do, compensation will become a factor. It appears the Sox are interviewing a handful of other candidates just in case.