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Padres, Marlins, Nationals to interview Alex Cora

The ESPN analyst is considered a strong managerial candidate around baseball.

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The Padres, Marlins and Nationals will interview Alex Cora for their managerial openings, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of Cora played fourteen seasons in the majors and currently works as an analyst for ESPN.

Cora interviewed for the Rangers' managerial opening last offseason before the team chose Jeff Banister, but was said to impress Texas executives and is considered a strong candidate among many people within the industry. The soon-to-be 40-year old never appeared in a game for the Padres or Marlins, but he ended his career by appearing in 91 games with Washington in 2011.

Cora may also draw interest from the Mariners, according to Jim Bowden of Seattle is looking for a manager to replace Lloyd McClendon, who was recently fired, but has reportedly zeroed in on Tim Bogar as a lead candidate.

In fourteen major-league seasons with the Dodgers (1998-2004), Indians (2005), Red Sox (2005-2008), Mets (2009-2010), Rangers (2010) and Nationals (2011), Cora posted a career .243/.310/.338 line with 35 home runs and 286 RBI.