MILWAUKEE -- Phillies GM Ruben Amaro said on Tuesday that his club had granted the Red Sox an extension of their window of permission to talk to bench coach Pete Mackanin about their managerial vacancy. Amaro did not specify when that window was granted, and he acknowledged that he did not know where things stood between the Sox and Mackanin in the managerial search process.
Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum is interviewing with the Red Sox owners in Milwaukee today, becoming the first candidate to have a second-round interview. Sox GM Ben Cherington said on Tuesday that he expects  at least one additional candidate from the pool of first-round candidates Mackanin, Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr., Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo and Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont to be brought in for a second round of interviews.
“I don’t envision a scenario where there wouldn’t be at least one other candidate discussed,” said Cherington. “I can’t rule anything out. But I would expect that there would be at least one other candidate discussed after the first round.”
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