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Tigers interview Nevin, Mendoza to be manager

Field Level Media
27 Oct 2020, 03:40 GMT+10

Phil Nevin and Carlos Mendoza interviewed for the Detroit Tigers managerial opening, according to multiple reports.

Nevin is the third base coach of the New York Yankees. Mendoza is the Yankees' bench coach.

According to multiple reports, disgraced former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch is among the top candidates in Detroit. He's also on a short list to be manager of the Chicago White Sox.

Nevin was the No. 1 pick in the 1992 draft and played for the Tigers in addition to serving as manager of the minor-league affiliates in Erie and Toledo. In 2018, Nevin was considered a top candidate to replace Brad Ausmus in Detroit, but the job went to veteran manager Ron Gardenhire, who retired near the end of the 2020 season.

Mendoza reportedly is a top candidate to become manager of the Boston Red Sox.

The Tigers also have interviewed Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames, another ex-Detroit player.

The New York Post reported former Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Dodgers third base coach George Lombard are also candidates.

--Field Level Media

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