ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Report: D-backs will interview Boston bench coach Torey Lovullo for manager position

Oct 29, 2016, 9:44 PM | Updated: 9:48 pm
Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, center, tells rookie Andrew Benintendi, second fromleft, ...

Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, center, tells rookie Andrew Benintendi, second fromleft, to get ready to bat during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in Seattle. Benintendi went to the plate in the seventh inning and grounded out in his first at-bat in the majors. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A name linked with the open manager position for the Arizona Diamondbacks is reportedly set to have an interview for the job.

Lovullo was called the favorite for the job by Fanrag Sports’ Jon Heyman.

Folks would be surprised if the Diamondbacks don’t hire Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo to manage, though Phil Nevin is also thought to be in the mix and nothing is coming out of the D-Backs organization.

New D-backs general manager Mike Hazen worked with Lovullo in Boston and Heyman quoted the two as “close.”

Lovullo filled in for Boston manager John Farrell when he was ill in the second half of the 2015 season. He played for seven different MLB teams from 1988-1999 before moving into coaching in 2011 for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Alex Cora is also reportedly set to interview for the job.

Penguin Air

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel flips the rosin bag during the second inning o...
Wills Rice

D-backs avoid sweep with rollercoaster win vs. Tigers in Keuchel’s debut

Dallas Keuchel and the Arizona Diamondbacks secured an 11-7 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday in his debut with the team.
1 day ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Daulton Varsho (12) celebrates his three-run home run against the Detroit Tig...
Arizona Sports

Watch: D-backs’ Daulton Varsho clears pool to cap 5-run inning vs. Tigers

D-backs CF Daulton Varsho sent a 435-foot blast at Chase Field to punctuate a five-run sixth inning Sunday against the Detroit Tigers. 
2 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers duri...
Alex Weiner

D-backs LHP Dallas Keuchel limits damage during inefficient team debut

Dallas Keuchel took the hill at Chase Field for the first time as a member of the D-backs Sunday and provided 4.1 innings.
2 days ago
Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the first inning against the New York Ya...
Arizona Sports

D-backs select LHP Dallas Keuchel to big league roster, will start Sunday

The D-backs selected LHP Dallas Keuchel from the Rookie ACL D-backs and the former Cy Young winner will make his first start on Sunday. 
2 days ago
Detroit Tigers first baseman Spencer Torkelson fields a grounder by Arizona Diamondbacks' Josh Roja...
Arizona Sports

Former ASU star Spencer Torkelson ‘trusting the process’ in rookie season

Despite his struggles to start his MLB career, former Sun Devil Spencer Torkelson is positive he will be able to turn things around.
2 days ago
Detroit Tigers' Javier Baez (28) is caught stealing by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach D...
Alex Weiner

D-backs drop 5th straight with loss to Tigers: ‘These are grinding times’

The Tigers took a 6-3 lead in the sixth inning Saturday night, and the D-backs never got the game-tying run to the plate.
3 days ago
Report: D-backs will interview Boston bench coach Torey Lovullo for manager position