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Sandy Alomar Jr. never even heard from the White Sox

Oct 7, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

Sandy Alomar AP

Sandy Alomar Jr. made no secret about his interest in the White Sox’s managerial opening, but the current Indians bench coach admitted yesterday that he never even heard from them.

In a surprise move the White Sox hired Robin Ventura to replace Ozzie Guillen, so naturally Alomar told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that “I was going to take my name out of consideration, anyway” and “I’m excited to be in the Tribe.”

Alomar was promoted from first base coach to bench coach immediately after the regular season ended, so clearly the Indians want to keep him around on manager Manny Acta’s staff if possible. Hoynes notes that Alomar has never managed at any level, but he was a finalist for the Blue Jays’ managerial opening last year and Acta called the former All-Star catcher “a hot commodity in the game.”

  1. proudlycanadian - Oct 7, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    He came very close to getting the job in Toronto, and I have seen a mention of his name in connection with Boston.

  2. lovesmesomeme - Oct 7, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Yeah, I took my name out of consideration to once I found out they hired Ventura to!!! And pay no attention to what ESPN writes I QUIT right before they fired me!!

  3. cmb79 - Oct 7, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    I love Sandy. I just hope that once he’s fortunate enough to get a gig, it’s outside of the AL Central. Preferably, the NL. :-)

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