A look at five potential candidates for the Red Sox’ managerial opening, listed by age.
DAVE MARTINEZ, Rays bench coach
History: A moderately successful big leaguer for 16 seasons, he’s been Joe Maddon’s lead assistant in Tampa since 2007.
DON WAKAMATSU, Blue Jays bench coach
History: In line with the Sox’ way of statistical influence, and turned 101-loss Mariners into 85-game winners in 2009.
TREY HILLMAN, Dodgers bench coach
History: Parlayed success in Japan to top job with Kansas City for two full years, fired just 35 games into last season.
DeMARLO HALE, Red Sox bench coach
History: Sox third base coach from 2006-09 and bench coach for two years. Last managed in 2001 with Texas’s Triple A team.
BOBBY VALENTINE, ESPN analyst
History: Career winning percentage of .490 in 15 years running Rangers and Mets, with two tenures managing in Japan.