The Boston Red Sox have announced that they are going to interview three new candidates for the managerial vacancy. The names are Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar, Jr., Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo, and Detroit Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont.
Alomar will be interviewed on Wednesday, Lovullo on Friday, and rounding out the three, Lamont will interview on Saturday.
Alomar will also interview with the Chicago Cubs later in the week.
Lovullo has worked in the Red Sox organization before. Before becoming teh Blue Jays first base coach, Lovullo was the manager of their AAA team, the Pawtucket Red Sox, in 2010 after eight years working within the Indians organization.
Gene Lamont clearly has the most experience out of the three. Lamont has managed in the past for the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was the 1993 American League Manager of the Year leading the White Sox to a division championship and a 94-68 record. Lamont got the White Sox off to a hot start in 1994 before the strike abruptly ended the '94 season. He last managed in 2000.
Alomar, who just completed his second season with the Indians, became the bench coach for the last game of the 2010 season and is expected to remain in that position presuming Alomar doesn't get any offers.