ST. LOUIS (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations tells
The Associated Press that former Boston Red Sox manager Terry
Francona has interviewed with the St. Louis Cardinals for their
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because no
announcement was made.
Francona managed the Red Sox for eight seasons and left after
they wasted a nine-game September lead in the AL wild-card race.
St. Louis is seeking a replacement for Tony La Russa, who
retired two days after winning his second World Series in 16
seasons with the Cardinals.
More interviews are planned for Wednesday, believed to be with
third base coach Jose Oquendo and Hall of Fame second baseman Ryan
Sandberg, who managed the Phillies' Triple-A team last season.