The Boston Red Sox are officially in search of a new manager, recently bringing in Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin for an interview. Mackanin marks GM Ben Cherington’s first potential candidate to replace Terry Francona. The interview process lasted all day and concluded with a 25-minute media session Friday afternoon at Fenway Park.
“He’s got a really broad set of experiences that appeals to us,” said Cherington. “He can see the game from different perspectives, which I think is a benefit. He’s got, as you saw, a good way about him, a good sense of humor, mature, and a good reputation from every clubhouse that he has been a part of. So we wanted to get a chance to get to know him better, and this was a good opportunity to do it.”
The Sox also just took action in re-signing starting shortstop Marco Scutaro. The nine-year veteran hit for a .299 average with 118 hits and 54 RBI’s last season. More Boston Red Sox offseason updates to come!