Tim Bogar Turns Down Opportunity to Become Astros Bench Coach

Tim Bogar Turns Down Opportunity to Become Astros Bench Coach

Tim Bogar was a candidate for the Astros' managerial
vacancy.

But after interviewing for the job last month, the Astros
elected to hire Bo Porter away from the Nationals. Despite the decision,
Houston showed enough interest in the Red Sox bench coach to offer him the same
position with the organization.

That wasn't enough to entice Bogar. The 45-year-old –
who was not interviewed for Boston's managerial opening — told ESPNBoston.com
that while he appreciated the interest, he turned it down.

"I thanked the Astros organization for giving me an
opportunity," Bogar said. "I'm sorry and it wasn’t a good fit right
now and I wish Bo Porter and the Astros the best of luck."

It was the second time Bogar, whose contract with Boston
will expire on Oct. 31, has interviewed for a job with the Astros. He has
history with Houston, since he played for the franchise for four seasons from
1997 to 2000.

When the Red Sox fired manager Bobby Valentine after the
season, it put Bogar and the rest of his coaching staff in limbo. During the
2012 season, Bogar was also rumored to have a frosty relationship with
Valentine.

Of all the coaches, only hitting coach Dave Magadan has
left so far, having taken the same position with the Rangers.

Thumbnail via Facebook/Tim Bogar

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