The Red Sox’s search for a new manager reportedly has begun.
Boston has interviewed a pair of candidates to replace Ron Roenicke: Chicago Cubs bench coach Will Venable and Pittsburgh Pirates third-base coach Don Kelly, according to multiple reports.
Venable, 37, played 967 games in the big leagues. He joined the Cubs organization in 2017, then became a base coach in 2018.
Kelly, 40, has bounced around the league in a variety of roles since retiring as a player in 2016. This past season was his first campaign as the Pirates’ bench coach. He played in 584 MLB games.