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Report: Dave Martinez, Tim Bogar are frontrunners for Astros manager job

A major league source tells Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that a pair of AL East bench coaches, the Tampa Bay Rays' Dave Martinez and the Boston Red Sox's Tim Bogar, are the top two candidates for the Houston Astros manager job.

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Martinez has been Joe Maddon's righthand man since the 2008 season. The former outfielder played 16 years in the big leagues and was an original member of the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays; Martinez actually has the first hit in the history of the franchise.

Bogar was a first- and third-base coach under Terry Francona who was retained when Bobby Valentine was hired. The former shortstop played nine years in the big leagues and has four years of managerial experience in the minors, two in the Astros organization.

Houston's former manager, Brad Mills, was Francona's bench coach, so it's interesting that the team may look to Boston again for its next manager. (Although the team has new ownership.) Bogar also interviewed for the job in 2010 before Mills was hired.

Interim manager Tony DeFrancesco and Washington Nationals third-base coach Bo Porter are the other known candidates to have interviewed.

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