BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox continue to line up their interviews for their open managerial job.
A day after news broke of the Red Sox scheduling an interview with Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach, The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported Thursday that the team will interview Brad Ausmus early next week. WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche confirmed the report.
Ausmus, a 43-year-old native of Connecticut, finished his 18-year MLB career in 2010. He spent 10 years with the Astros in two stints from 1997-98 and 2001-08. The catcher hit .251 in his career with 80 home runs and 607 RBIs. He was named to the AL All-Star team in 1999, when he batted .275, and he won three Gold Gloves behind the dish.
He joined the San Diego Padres’ front office after his playing career, serving as a special assistant to baseball operations.
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Ausmus turned down an interview for the Astros’ managerial job, but he expressed interest in the Sox job to the Globe last week.
“That’s one job that would get me off my couch early,” Ausmus told Cafardo.