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Report: Red Sox to talk to Ausmus

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The Boston Red Sox scheduled an interview for next week with Brad Ausmus, who is the third known candidate to replace fired manager Bobby Valentine.

The Red Sox are scheduled to interview Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach and have shown interest in Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell. Farrell has one year remaining on his contract and the Red Sox aren't inclined to haggle with the Blue Jays over player compensation or financial considerations as they did when general manager Theo Epstein left to be president of the Chicago Cubs last offseason.

The Boston Herald reported Ausmus, 43, was on the team's short list. He has never been a manager in the big leagues but did briefly manage the World Baseball Classic team from Isreal. He's a former big league catcher who spent most of his career with the Astros.

Wallach was the manager for the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in 2009 and 2010 and played 17 seasons, including multiple All-Star campaigns with the Montreal Expos.
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