A source has confirmed that the next two candidates to be interviewed by the Red Sox for their vacant managerial opening will be Mike Maddux and Sandy Alomar Jr. Both the Rangers (Maddux) and Indians (Alomar Jr.) have granted the Sox permission to talk to the coaches. The two candidates are expected to come to Boston to meet with Sox officials next week.
The 50-year-old Maddux, who played with the Sox during the 1995 and '96 seasons, has most recently served as the Rangers' pitching coach, having also manned the same position for the Milwaukee Brewers for six seasons. Alomar Jr., 45, was named as Manny Acta's bench coach with the Cleveland Indians at the end of the 2011 season. He has been the first-base coach for the Indians for the past two seasons.
Both Maddux and Alomar Jr. have no professional managerial experience.
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