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Astros to interview Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar

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Major League Baseball sources told FOX 26 Sports Boston Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar will  interview with Houston Astros officials as they continue their process to find a new manager.

The interview is expected to take place on Wednesday.

Bogar is in his first season as the Red Sox bench coach, after serving as Boston's first base coach in 2009 and third base coach in 2010 and 2011.

His first season on a big league staff was in 2008 as the quality assurance coach with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Bogar, who played shortstop for the Astros from 1997-2000, interviewed to become Houston's manager when club officials chose Brad Mills, also from the Red Sox,
three years ago.

Bogar has also interviewed in the past to become the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Bogar has paid his dues in the minor leagues, managing in both the Cleveland Indians and Astros farm systems.

During four seasons (2004-2007) as a minor league manager Bogar compiled a 289-200 record and led his teams to postseason play three times.

He was named Appalachian League Manager of the year in 2004 and Eastern League Manager of the Year in 2006.

Bogar played nine years in the big leagues.

Along with the Astros, he also played with the New York Mets (1993-1996) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2001).

Candidates who are known to have already interviewed for the Astros job include Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter, Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, former San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies manager Larry Bowa and Astros interim manager Tony DeFrancesco.

Bowa told on Tuesday that he will not be the next manager.

Bowa, 66, said he and Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow agreed the club needed someone who is younger to manage the team.


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