Red Sox reportedly turn to Yankees coaching staff for latest managerial candidate

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Maybe this will spice up the Red Sox vs. Yankees rivalry (just a little bit).

According to the New York Post, Yankees bench Carlos Mendoza has interviewed with the Red Sox for their vacant manager job.

Mendoza joins a growing list of candidates for Chaim Bloom and Co., with Arizona' Luis Urueta, the Cubs' Will Venable, the Tigers' Don Kelly, the Padres' Skip Schumaker and the Marlins' James Rowson all having talked to the Red Sox about the position.

There is also the possibility of former manager Alex Cora getting in the mix once his suspension is completed after the World Seres.

The 41-year-old Mendoza just completed his 12th season with the Yankees organization, having spent 13 years playing professionally in the minor leagues and in Independent baseball.

Mendoza's managerial experience has been two years at the lower levels of the Yankees farm system and two stints as a skipper in the Arizona Fall League. He had been serving as the Yanks' quality control and infield coach prior to his promotion after the 2019 season.