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Report: D-backs’ Urueta interviewed for Red Sox’s vacant managerial job

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez (7) kicks a foul ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed out of play as Diamondbacks third base coach Luis Urueta (60) looks on during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Reds 1-0. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach Luis Urueta has interviewed for the Boston Red Sox’s vacant managerial position, according to ESPN’s Enrique Rojas.

Urueta reportedly also spoke with the Red Sox when Alex Cora was fired in January. Ron Roenicke replaced Cora, and after a 24-36 record, was not brought back for 2021.

The 39-year-old Urueta joined Torey Lovullo’s coaching staff for the 2018 season, and this past season spent his first year as the Diamondbacks’ bench coach. He also managed Colombia on an interim basis in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

As a player, Urueta was in the D-backs’ minor league system from 1998-2002 and was signed as Arizona’s first Colombian player. He went on to play in the majors for St. Louis before playing professionally in Italy.

The D-backs went 25-35 this past season, missing the playoffs. Despite the team not meeting expectations, Lovullo did not make any changes on the coaching staff.


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