Source: Sox to interview Curt Young

October, 26, 2010
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox intend to interview Curt Young, who just cut ties with the Oakland Athletics after seven years as pitching coach, a club source told

He would appear to fit the profile of what the Sox are seeking in a replacement for John Farrell. Manager Terry Francona was with Oakland as bench coach in 2003, when Young was a minor league pitching coach and was promoted to the big leagues as pitching coach just days after Francona was hired as Red Sox manager. Francona's familiarity with Farrell as a former teammate and from working together in the front office in Cleveland was a big factor in Farrell's hiring by the Red Sox prior to the 2007 season.

Farrell was announced as the new manager of the Blue Jays on Monday.

While signs point to Young as the front-runner, a source said the Red Sox plan on interviewing other candidates as well before making a final decision. However, Young may know something others don't as he has informed people around him that he is taking the job with the Red Sox, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Monday.

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Gordon Edes

ESPN Staff Writer



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