Barry Larkin and Doug Glanville join the Tampa Bay Rays preliminary list of candidates for their managerial opening.
Add two more managerial candidates to the Tampa Bay Rays’ list of those considered in their initial round of interviews.
On Monday, the team announced that Doug Glanville and Barry Larkin were added to a group that now includes 10 possibilities to replace Joe Maddon, who was introduced as the Chicago Cubs’ manager last Monday.
Glanville, 44, is a former outfielder who played for the Chicago Cubs (1996-1997, 2003), Philadelphia Phillies (1998-2002, 2004) and Texas Rangers (2003). He hit a career .277 with 59 home runs and 333 RBI in 1,115 regular-season games. In recent years, he has worked as a consultant for Baseball Factory, which is a development program for high-school players. He also has served as a baseball commentator for ESPN on various platforms.
Larkin, 50, is a former shortstop who was a 12-time All-Star with the Cincinnati Reds from 1986-2004. He hit a career .295 with 198 home runs and 960 RBI in 2,180 regular-season games. He also claimed three Gold Glove Awards and nine Silver Slugger Awards. He won a World Series title with the Reds in 1990 and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.
In his post-playing career, Larkin worked as a special assistant to the general manager in Washington until taking a job as an analyst at the MLB Network in 2008. In 2011, he made the jump to ESPN.
Previously, the Rays named Manny Acta, Kevin Cash, Craig Counsell, Raul Ibanez, Dave Martinez, Charlie Montoyo, Don Wakamatsu and Ron Wotus as candidates for their vacant position.