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John Farrell to interview for Reds' managing job

Rob Bradford
September 26, 2018 - 7:23 am

John Farrell isn't ready to put this managing thing completely in the rearview mirror.

According to multiple reports out of Cincinnati, Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams told reporters that Farrell was in line to be interviewed for the team's managing job. Other candidates who have already interviewed include current third base coach Billy Hatcher, bench coach Pat Kelly and first base coach Freddie Benevidas. Farrell has served in the Reds' scouting department throughout the 2018 season.

Also in the mix is interim manager Jim Riggleman, who took over for Bryan Price after he was fired earlier in the season. 

The Reds head into Wednesday in last-place in the National League Central Division with a 66-92 record. Their pitching has been a mess this season, with no starter boasting an ERA of better than 4.30. The starting staff's combined ERA is 5.05.

The Reds' interview would be Farrell's third since his departure from the Red Sox, having talked to the Phillies and Nationals last year before they hired Gabe Kapler and Dave Martinez, respectively. Along with his work with Cincinnati this season, the 56-year-old also served as a baseball analyst for ESPN.