Astros Receive Permission To Interview Rays’ Andrew Friedman

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Tuesday November 29th, 2011

The Houston Astros have received permission to interview Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman, according to the Houston Chronicle.

According to the Chronicle, Friedman is the No. 1 choice to replace Ed Wade, though the club has asked to interview a “handful” of others. Among the other candidates to be under consideration were Texas Rangers executives Thad Levine and A.J. Preller.

Friedman, who has been the general manager of the Rays since 2005, previously interviewed for the Los Angeles Angels’ opening, but according to the Chronicle, it is believed that it would take an “extraordinary situation” to take him out of Tampa Bay.

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