The Boston Red Sox's search for their new manager has been rather slow, but a new candidate may be emerging.
The Red Sox reportedly have an interest in Oakland Athletics quality control coach Mark Kotsay, according to MassLive.com's Chris Cotillo.
Red Sox are believed to have interest in Mark Kotsay for their next manager. Unclear if he's interviewed yet.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 29, 2020
Kotsay, now an A's coach, played for Sox in 08-09. He was interviewed by Houston recently.
Although Kotsay, 44, a former outfielder who played for the Red Sox in 2008 and '09 in a major league playing career spanning more than 16 years, has no MLB managerial experience, he has worked in the San Diego Padres' front office as well as serving on the Padres and Athletics coaching staffs since retiring in 2013.
After firing Alex Cora earlier this month, the Red Sox have been linked to multiple managerial candidates, including Ron Roenicke, Jason Varitek, Dino Ebel and Joe McEwing. Although Boston is still in the thick of the managerial hunt with spring training approaching in two weeks, MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reported that the Red Sox are unlikely to make a hire before next week.