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Report: Sandy Alomar Jr., one of top candidates for Blue Jays job

Report: Sandy Alomar Jr., one of top candidates for Blue Jays job Report: Sandy Alomar Jr., one of top candidates for Blue Jays job

Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is one of the top candidates for the Blue Jays' manager position, opines Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun.

Alomar interviewed for the position two years ago, eventually losing out to John Farrell. He has been mentioned as a popular candidate for every managerial opening this offseason. Alomar managed six games for the Indians this past year after Manny Acta was dismissed. If he's unable to land a managing gig elsewhere, there's a chance he would return to his role as bench coach under new Indians manager Terry Francona.

The Blue Jays could also turn to their current bench coach, Don Wakamatsu. Wakamatsu spent two seasons as the Mariners' manager and has managed the Jays when Farrell was ill.

Elliott also mentions Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach and Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale as potential candidates. Both interviewed with the Red Sox this offseason. Jays third base coach Brian Butterfield is also on Elliott's list, but there's some belief he'll join Farrell in Boston if the Jays aren't serious about hiring him.

Originally posted by Chris Cwik on CBSSports.com

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