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Black re-emerges as candidate for Dodgers' job

After deal to manage in DC falls apart, former SD skipper reportedly will interview in LA

LOS ANGELES -- Bud Black, in the mix to be the next Dodgers manager until he appeared to have the Nationals' job locked up, is back in the mix with Los Angeles.

Having already worked for Dodgers vice president Josh Byrnes in San Diego, Black also has the additional connection to the front office of having served on manager Mike Scioscia's Angels coaching staff with Joe Maddon, who worked in St. Petersburg with current Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.

According to FOX Sports, Black will interview for the job. Also on the candidate list is Dave Roberts -- Black's former bench coach with the Padres and a former Dodgers outfielder.

Although the Dodgers aren't commenting on their search to replace Don Mattingly, internal candidates are believed to include farm director Gabe Kapler, third-base coach Ron Roenicke and bench coach Tim Wallach.

It's also been reported that the Dodgers have former Angels All-Star Darin Erstad on the interview list, and they are rumored to be considering former Boston catcher Jason Varitek. Other candidates include former Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire and Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for
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