Source: Rockies’ Geivett considered for Astros GM

The Astros lost one candidate for their GM opening Wednesday and gained another.

Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine withdrew from the process, but the Astros received permission to interview Rockies assistant GM Bill Geivett, according to a major-league source.

Geivett intends to speak with the Astros and is a “serious candidate” for the position, the source said.

Levine, by choosing to remain with the Rangers, could enhance his candidacy for future GM jobs. The Rangers are considering naming him farm director and giving him the chance to run a department for the first time, sources said.

Geivett, 48, has a wide range of experience. His previous jobs included assistant GM for the Dodgers, farm director for the Rockies and Expos, special assistant to the GM with the Rays and area scout and instructor with the Yankees.