The Cleveland Indians have reportedly granted the Boston Red Sox permission to interview Sandy Alomar Jr. for their managerial opening, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Alomar had previously served as the first base coach for the Indians, and is currently slotted to serve as the Indians' bench coach during the 2012 season.
As a player, Alomar was a six-time All-Star behind the plate. In his 20-year-career he hit .273/.309/.406 with 112 home runs and 558 RBI. His best season came in 1997 when he hit .324/.354/.545 with 21 home runs and 83 RBI for the Indians. The Red Sox managerial position became vacant after longtime skipper Terry Francona parted ways with the team after a dramatic collapse this past September. The club is also rumored to be interviewing Mike Maddux and Dale Sveum.