Former manager of the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates Gene Lamont is the last of five candidates to interview for the managerial position of the Boston Red Sox, according the Associated Press. The team has already spoken with Dale Sveum, Pete Mackanin, Sandy Alomar Jr., and Torey Lovullo.
Lamont managed the White Sox from 1992-95, and the Pirates from 1997-2000. He later was the third base coach in Boston for a season, and he has held that same position since 2006 with the Red Sox. Boston has been in search of a new manager since firing Terry Francona. The Red Sox missed the playoffs after going 7-20 in September, blowing a commanding lead in the Wild Card race.