Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo will need to wait a little longer.
Lovullo, who is looking to become a major league manager for the first time, confirmed to The Dallas Morning News on Monday that he no longer is a candidate for the Texas Rangers? managerial job. Lovullo interviewed last week for the position vacated by Ron Washington, who resigned in September amid marital issues.
Lovullo, who interviewed for the Red Sox?s managerial job before the organization hired Bobby Valentine prior to the 2012 season, has spent the last two years on manager John Farrell?s staff in Boston. The 49-year-old served as the Blue Jays? bench coach when Farrell managed Toronto in 2011 and 2012. Lovullo has minor league managerial experience.
Former Red Sox infielder Alex Cora, who currently is working as an analyst with ESPN, also confirmed Monday that he?s out of the running for the Rangers? managerial gig.
The Rangers reportedly are expected to announce a group of finalists Tuesday. Those candidates likely will receive second interviews.
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