Major League Baseball could name commissioner Bud Selig’s successor very soon.
MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred seemed to be Selig’s handpicked choice for a while, but some owners were wary of Selig having total control over the selection process. Sources say that others have now interviewed for the position — which will be open when Selig retires in January — but Manfred is still the front-runner.
Sources: Rob Manfred, Tim Brosnan and Bob Bowman have all formally interviewed for the MLB commissioner’s job. Manfred heavily favored.—
Brian Costa (@BrianCostaWSJ) July 22, 2014
Some rumors came about Thursday when executive vice president for baseball operations Joe Torre was asked if he would be interested in the position, but it seems as though his name wasn’t in the discussion.