Hale could get shot at Blue Jays job

Hale could get shot at Blue Jays job
October 22, 2012, 1:00 am
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Now that John Farrell has moved on to Boston, DeMarlo Hale will probably get another shot at a manager’s job.

Hale, the Orioles' third base coach, was interviewed on Thursday for the Red Sox manager’s job. By then, Boston had decided they wanted Farrell as the team’s next manager and just had to agree with the Blue Jays on compensation.

According to the Toronto Star, Hale is a candidate to replace Farrell.

Hale interviewed with the Blue Jays two years ago. He’s reportedly interviewed for half a dozen jobs in recent years, twice with the Red Sox.

After Boston hired Bobby Valentine last year, Hale moved to Baltimore as the third base coach.

Hale’s principal competition will come from Cleveland bench coach Sandy Alomar, Jr., Toronto third base coach Brian Butterfield, who worked under Buck Showalter in New York and Arizona and Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo. Others mentioned include Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach and San Diego special assistant, both of whom interviewed in Boston and Tampa Bay bench coach Dave Martinez.

The only jobs currently open are Toronto and Colorado. Hale has not been linked to the Rockies job.