The Boston Red Sox interviewed former Royals manager and current Yankees bench coach Tony Pena on Monday, and will interview Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale on Tuesday in their continued search for a new manager, reports Tim Britton of the Providence Journal:
The 55-year-old Peña has previous managerial experience in Kansas City. At the helm of the Royals from 2002 to 2005, Peña put together a 198-285 record. In 2003, he led Kansas City to its only winning season in the last 19 years...
Hale just completed his first season on Baltimore's staff after spending the previous six with Terry Francona in Boston as a third-base and bench coach. Even so, Hale did not receive an interview last offseason to succeed Francona.
Both Pena and Hale have significant professional managerial experience -- and both have Manager of the Year trophies to their names -- though Hale has never managed at the big league level. The 51-year-old managed in the minor leagues for eight years, five of those coming in the Red Sox organization.
In addition to manning the helm in Kansas City, Pena also spent four years managing minor league squads. The Yankees bench coach was able to interview yesterday as his team traveled to Detroit for Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday.