Latest on Red Sox coaching search: Internal candidates reportedly interviewed

Scott McLaughlin
February 04, 2020 - 4:29 pm

The Red Sox' coaching search hasn't been moving particularly quickly, but it is moving. After news broke late last week that they had interviewed Diamondbacks bench coach Luis Urueta, we now have some confirmation about a few more candidates whose names have been rumored.

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According to Chris Cotillo of MassLive, the Red Sox have interviewed a pair of internal candidates in third base coach Carlos Febles and bench coach Ron Roenicke. Furthermore, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Red Sox talked to Athletics quality control coach Mark Kotsay last week, but that he is no longer in the running for the job.

Febles, 43, has been in the Red Sox organization since 2007, holding various coaching roles in the minors before becoming the third base coach in Boston in 2018. Roenicke, 63, has previous MLB managing experience, having led the Brewers from 2011-2015. He joined the Red Sox as bench coach in 2018.

The Red Sox' managing job has been open since the team and Alex Cora parted ways on Jan. 14 in the wake of MLB's findings on the Astros sign-stealing scandal. MLB's investigation into the Red Sox remains ongoing.

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