Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/30/11
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The Boston red Sox are expected to interview Pete Mackanin and Dale Sveum for their managerial vacancy, WEEI.com reported Sunday.

Mackanin has been the bench coach of the Philadelphia Phillies for three seasons and previously managed Pittsburgh and Cincinnati on an interim basis. He also has extensive managerial experience at the minor league level.

Sveum is the hitting coach of the Milwaukee Brewers and has served in several positions since joining the club in 2006. He also has managed in the minors and has a history with the Red Sox, working as their third base coach in 2004 and 2005 under Terry Francona.

The Red Sox parted ways with Francona shortly after the worst September collapse in baseball history left them out of the postseason. General manager Theo Epstein also left for the Chicago Cubs and was replaced this week by Ben Cherington.


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