The Boston Red Sox are in the process of finding a replacement for the recently-fired Bobby Valentine, but the organization is taking its time to make sure it gets the right guy. On Monday, the Red Sox went to a surprising source to interview their latest candidate.
New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena used his off-day from the ALCS on Monday to interview for the position. He became the second man to meet with the Red Sox about the opening, as Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallace made his pitch on Friday.
In addition to Pena and Wallach, Baltimore Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale and San Diego Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus are likely to interview this week. Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell is thought to be Boston’s top choice, but the team would have to work out a compensation agreement with Toronto to make a deal happen.
Pena played for the Red Sox from 1990-93, as Boston was one of the six stops he made during his 18-year career. Pena was a five-ti...