Pirates interview Bo Porter for manager’s job

Former Diamondbacks coach Bo Porter has interviewed for the

Pittsburgh Pirates’ managerial job.

Porter was hired by Arizona last winter as third base coach

after five seasons on Florida’s coaching staff. He shifted to bench

coach when Kirk Gibson took over as manager at midseason, but was

one of four Arizona coaches not retained after the season

ended.

Porter becomes the first minority candidate interviewed by the

Pirates, who fired John Russell on Monday after his teams lost 299

games in three seasons. Former Indians manager Eric Wedge

interviewed on Tuesday.

The Pirates are announcing each candidate as he is interviewed,

but are not discussing their search.