Report: Red Sox chairman Tom Werner among three finalists for MLB Commissioner

August 05, 2014 - 2:03 pm
According to a USA Today Sports, which cited "a high-ranking MLB executive with direct knowledge of the hiring process," the search committee formed to identify a successor to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has narrowed its search to three candidates. Among those three, according to the report, is Red Sox chairman Tom Werner. The other candidates cited by the report are MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred, long viewed as the favorite for the job, and MLB vice president of business Tim Brosnan. MLB owners are scheduled to vote on the candidates on Aug. 14, with 23 out of 30 votes needed for approval.