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Cleveland Indians Bench Coach Sandy Alomar Jr. Interviews For Red Sox Manager Position

Former Cleveland Indians catcher and current Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. interviewed for the Boston Red Sox manager position today, Nov. 9.

Although Alomar does not boast any direct managerial experience, he is on the short list of candidates to replace the departed Terry Francona for Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington .

"He didn't know who I was, in '98 with Cleveland," said Cherington, who is now the Red Sox general manager and leading the search for a new manager in Boston. "But I saw him in the clubhouse—I was in the clubhouse all the time—and I saw the leader he was back then, the respect he had in that clubhouse. I've been sort of following him since then."

Alomar played 20 years in the majors and was a six-time All-Star. Many of his finest moments came with the Indians in the 1990s when the team experienced great success. He debuted with the San Diego Padres in 1988 along with brother Roberto Alomar, who was inducted to Hall of Fame in 2011, and the two re-joined each other when Roberto joined the Indians more than a decade later in 1999. His father, Sandy Alomar, Sr., was an All-Star second baseman and coached for the San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, and Colorado Rockies.

Alomar is a hot name at the moment and is scheduled to interview with the Chicago Cubs on Nov. 11.

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