David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is a top candidate for the Toronto Blue Jays' manager job, according to reports.
Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is rumored as a top candidate to fill the Toronto Blue Jays' open manager position, which was recently vacated by new Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, according to Matt Loede of Cleveland's 92.3 The Fan.
Alomar interviewed for the manager position in Toronto prior to the 2011 season before the job was eventually given to Farrell. Alomar was again rumored for a position prior to the 2012 season, this time for the vacant Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs jobs, but once again, Alomar was not hired. He returned to Cleveland as a bench coach in 2012 and served six games as interim manager for the Indians following the firing of manager Manny Acta.
Alomar played 20 major league seasons, including 10 seasons for the Cleveland Indians. He never played for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Alomar is also rumored to be a candidate for the open manager position with the Colorado Rockies, a position that became available following the resignation of Jim Tracy. Alomar played in Colorado for a short period of time in 2002.