Red Sox currently interviewing internal and external managerial candidates

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By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

It is beginning to feel like the Red Sox are making headway on replacing Alex Cora and filling the team's open managerial position.

Per a report from the San Fransisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser, Oakland A's coach Mark Kotsay is no longer in the running for the Red Sox managerial job.

Susan Slusser on Twitter

The @sfchronicle has learned that A's coach Mark Kotsay interviewed for Boston's manager job last week; he is no longer in the running. More here: https://t.co/Y386t71t3u

It was reported last week that the Red Sox were interviewing Kotsay, who played for the team from 2008 to 2009.

That report was soon followed by a a pair of tweets from MassLive's Chris Cotillo confirming the team is currently going through in-house interviews. Bench coach Ron Roenicke and Carlos Febles, the Red Sox current third base coach, have both been formally interviewed by the team, according to Cotillo.

Chris Cotillo on Twitter

Red Sox also interviewed bench coach Ron Roenicke for open managerial opening, source confirms.

Chris Cotillo on Twitter

Sources: Red Sox have formally interviewed third base coach Carlos Febles for their managerial opening.

This news brings the running total of reported interviews to four, with Roenicke, Febles, Kotsay (who is no longer in the running), and Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Luis Urueta as the known candidates. There is still no public timetable available for when the Red Sox plan on hiring a manager, although pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers a week from Tuesday.

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