Pirates interview Porter for manager
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Bo Porter interviewed in Pittsburgh with Pirates officials today, making him the second candidate and first minority to interview for the managerial position made vacant with John Russell's dismissal Monday.
Porter, 38, a candidate who interviewed in June and is considered a serious contender with the Florida Marlins, is a longtime Marlins coach who served as the Arizona Diamondbacks' third-base coach and then bench coach under Kirk Gibson. Porter was not retained in Arizona after Gibson was given the manager's job full time.
Among the next in line to interview appears to be Baltimore Orioles interim manager Juan Samuel, contacted Tuesday by the Pirates. Samuel also expects to interview with Milwaukee and likely Toronto.
The Pirates met Tuesday with former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge.
First Published October 7, 2010 4:33 pm