Joe Maddon's agent says ex-Rays manager prepared to sit out 2015

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Report: Joe Maddon prepared to sit out 2015 season
Sunday October 26th, 2014

The agent for ex-Rays manager Joe Maddon says his client may not manage next season.

“Joe is prepared not to manage,” Maddon's agent, Alan Nero, told a Chicago radio station Saturday

“I actually had conversations with about 15 GMs yesterday, some of them just wondering if Joe would take a high-level front office position,” Nero added.

Maddon opted out of his contract with the Rays Friday, but said he did not have another job lined up.

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The Twins are the only team with a managerial vacancy, and have reportedly already decided on three finalists.

Maddon's departure from Tampa Bay fueled speculation that he would reunite with former Rays VP Andrew Friedman, who was recently named the Dodgers' president of baseball operations. Friedman reiterated Friday that Don Mattingly would return in 2015 to manage the Dodgers. 

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