Red Sox 2020 manager search: Bruce Bochy reportedly won't pursue opening

Darren Hartwell
NBC Sports Boston

Cross another name off the Boston Red Sox' list.

Former San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy won't pursue any open Major League Baseball manager jobs this offseason, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday.

Bochy is one of the most successful managers in MLB history -- 11th all-time in manager wins -- who could have brought experience and stability to either the Red Sox or Houston Astros, who both lost their managers in the wake of MLB's sign-stealing scandal.

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The 64-year-old retired after the 2019 season, though, and it appears he's honoring that decision.

The Red Sox said Wednesday they will consider both internal and external candidates to replace Alex Cora, whom they parted ways with Tuesday.

Hiring an external candidate would be a challenge, though, considering Boston is competing with Houston on a short time frame.

To that end, the Astros interviewed Buck Showalter on Wednesday and were set to interview John Gibbons on Thursday, according to reports. Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quartaro also is unlikely to take the Red Sox job, per a report.

Chaim Bloom and the Red Sox still have some intriguing names to consider -- Brad Ausmus, Dusty Baker and ex-Red Sox Mike Lowell, to name a few -- and still could hire an in-house option.

Their candidate list is shrinking, though.

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