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Red Sox interviewing Brad Ausmus, DeMarlo Hale for manager position

The Boston Red Sox are set to interview former major-league catcher Brad Ausmus and Baltimore Orioles third-base coach DeMarlo Hale for their open managerial position this week, The Boston Herald's Michael Silverman reported Monday.

The Red Sox are filling the open position left by Bobby Valentine, who presided over a disastrous season that saw the franchise lose the most games since 1965.

Ausmus and Hale are two candidates that differ in previous managerial and coaching experience. Ausmus is only two years removed from playing in the major leagues and is currently a special assistant for the San Diego Padres. He played 18 seasons as a catcher in the majors. He will, however, manage Israel's team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Hale, meanwhile, started his managerial career in the Red Sox's farm system in 1993. He also worked as the Red Sox's third-base and bench coach from 2006-11. He joined the Orioles after the Red Sox fired Terry Francona last offseason.

The Red Sox interviewed Yankees bench coach Tony Pena on Monday.
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