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Source: Reds to interview 2 more for manager job

MLB.com @m_sheldon

CINCINNATI -- Two more candidates will be interviewed next week for the vacant Reds managerial job. Club sources confirmed to MLB.com on Saturday that Cincinnati will meet with Hensley Meulens and Charlie Montoyo.

Meulens spent 2018 as the Giants' bench coach and the previous eight seasons as San Francisco's hitting coach. The 51-year-old has never managed in the Major Leagues, but has been considered a manager-in-waiting for several seasons. He interviewed last winter for manager openings with the Yankees and Tigers.

CINCINNATI -- Two more candidates will be interviewed next week for the vacant Reds managerial job. Club sources confirmed to MLB.com on Saturday that Cincinnati will meet with Hensley Meulens and Charlie Montoyo.

Meulens spent 2018 as the Giants' bench coach and the previous eight seasons as San Francisco's hitting coach. The 51-year-old has never managed in the Major Leagues, but has been considered a manager-in-waiting for several seasons. He interviewed last winter for manager openings with the Yankees and Tigers.

A native of Curacao, Meulens managed for the Netherlands twice in the World Baseball Classic.

Montoyo, 52, spent this season as the Rays' bench coach and the previous three years as Tampa Bay's third-base coach. He also managed for 18 seasons with various Rays Minor League affiliates, including from 2007-14 with Triple-A Durham.

Meulens and Montoyo join an expansive list of Reds managerial candidates. Over the past week, Cincinnati interviewed former Yankees manager Joe Girardi, former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and Giants vice president of player development and hometown native David Bell.

There were also five internal candidates recently interviewed: interim manager Jim Riggleman, scout and former Red Sox manager John Farrell and three members of the coaching staff -- Billy Hatcher, Pat Kelly and Freddie Benavides.

Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams said late last month that the club hoped to have a manager named by the end of October.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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