Astros interview Bogar for managerial position

Astros interview Bogar for managerial position

Astros interview Bogar for managerial position
ST. LOUIS -- The Astros conducted another managerial interview on Wednesday, sitting down with Red Sox bench coach -- and former Astros infielder -- Tim Bogar in Tampa, Fla. Astros officials flew to Tampa to interview Bogar while the Red Sox were in town playing the Rays.

"I really have nothing to say about it, to be honest with you," said Bogar, who interviewed with the Astros in 2009 prior to the hiring of Brad Mills. "I'm going to respect the process. All I can say is it went pretty well. It was about two-and-a-half hours. It was good."

Bogar is the fifth known candidate to interview, joining former Padres and Phillies manager Larry Bowa, Nationals third base coach Bo Porter, Rays bench coach Dave Martinez and Astros interim manager Tony DeFrancesco. Bowa is no longer a candidate.

On Tuesday, Astros owner Jim Crane said the team hopes to wrap up the interviews and decide on a candidate by next week. Houston may not be able to announce the manager, however, until the new hire's team is through with the playoffs.