The Toronto Blue Jays have narrowed their managerial search down to Jim Tracy and Jim Riggleman, ESPN.com reported Saturday.
The job opened up when John Farrell left to be the Boston Red Sox's new manager a month ago.
Tracy resigned as Colorado Rockies' manager in October after the club finished 64-98.
Riggleman has been managing the Cincinnati Reds' Class AA affiliate in Pensacola, Fla. He stepped down as Washington Nationals' manager in the middle of the 2011 season when general manager Mike Rizzo refused to discuss a contract extension with him.
Toronto made a splash during the week when it agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera and made a big trade with the Miami Marlins.
The Blue Jays got shortstop Jose Reyes, right-handers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, catcher John Buck and utility player Emilio Bonafacio for shortstop Yunel Escobar and a few prospects. The league is reviewing the trade.