The Boston Red Sox interviewed for MLB catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. Wednesday as a possible replacement for former manage Terry Francona, according to an MLB.com report. Alomar is expected to interview for the Chicago Cubs vacancy later in the week.
Though Alomar has never managed, he was a player for 20 years and grew up in the game. His brother, Roberto, also played in the majors and his father played and coached.
"Well, I have played many years at this level," Alomar said, according to the report. "I have great managerial people that I played for and in fact I think I played for nine managers. All nine managers I played for have participated or managed in the postseason and six out of the nine have reached the World Series and two out of those six have won the World Series. I have learned a tremendous amount of baseball from those kind of people and my father has been very influential in my career in the coaching department. I feel like I can help an organization."
Even without any personal experience, Alomar still believes that he can get the job done. "The only weakness that I have, to be honest with you right now, is that I haven't managed anywhere in the past," Alomar said. "That's the main concern for everybody. But I've managed myself, and I've managed people throughout my career with leadership and I feel like I could do it."