Originally posted on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 10/17/12
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-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove-winner. He also managed the Kansas City Royals from 2002-05, and was the American League Manager of the Year in 2003. Pena has been with the Yankees since 2006, and has a World Series ring from the team’s 2009 championship run. While Farrell is probably the team’s best choice, if Pena was willing to trade his pinstripes to head to Boston it could be a great fit.
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