Red Sox interview Cora, ask to talk with Gardenhire

Red Sox interview Cora, ask to talk with Gardenhire

Red Sox interview Cora, ask to talk with Gardenhire

Cora is still topping off his first year with the Astros' organization.

The story also referred to how well Ausmus worked with Red Sox and former Tigers pitcher David Price, who has also had his issues with the media while in Boston.

Hitting coach Kevin Long interviewed for the opening last week, per Newsday's Marc Carig, while Heyman reports that Houston Astros bench coach plans to interview Tuesday before Game 4 of the ALCS between the Astros and Yankees in the Bronx.

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The interview is expected take place in NY on Sunday, when the Astros arrive in town during an off day of the ALCS against the Yankees.

■ I've read that the Red Sox should hire Cora (I agree).

Dombrowski told the Boston Herald in an email that the interview "went fine".

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Former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has taken his name out of the running for the Mets gig, though he does seem to remain interested in others, including the opening with the Boston Red Sox.

Cora played for the Red Sox from 2005-08, part of a 14-year major league playing career that included time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals. The Globe's Nick Cafardo speculates that the 41-year-old coach will be in hot demand this offseason and is likely to receive interest from the Mets, Tigers and Phillies as well, though the Mets appear focused on Ausmus and the Phillies might be set on Buck Showalter, among other candidates.

Boston fired manager John Farrell after the season even though the team won the AL East with a 93-69 record. "He's intense, players like to see that". The Red Sox fell in four games to the Astros in the AL Division Series.

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