The search for the next Red Sox manager is beginning to come into focus. With former Red Sox infielder – and current Astros bench coach – Alex Cora scheduled for an interview, another name is reportedly in the mix. Ron Gardenhire, who was the Diamondbacks’ bench coach in 2017, is reportedly a candidate to replace John Farrell. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Boston asked permission to speak with Gardenhire.