A week after the Red Sox completed an abysmal 2012 campaign, they reached out to the Dodgers to request permission to interview third base coach Tim Wallach for their managerial vacancy, the Boston Herald reported.
Last offseason, the Red Sox were reportedly interested in interviewing Wallach, but were denied by the Dodgers because of the timing and the status of the third base coach's contract. Wallach's contract is expiring this offseason, making matters much easier for the Red Sox this time around.
Wallach, 55, managed the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, after guiding the team to 80 wins, the skipper — and former hitting coach for the Dodgers — was selected as the Pacific Coast League's manager of the year.
As a player, Wallach was a five-time All-Star that played 17 seasons in the majors, including 13 for the Expos.
The managerial candidates would be replacing Bobby Valentine, who was fired last Thursday after the Red Sox finished with a 69-93 record.
Photo via Facebook/Tim Wallach