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#pounditWednesday, September 23, 2020

Report: Bruce Bochy not interested in Astros, Red Sox jobs

Bruce Bochy

The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox are scrambling to find new managers in the wake of the sign stealing scandal that erupted across Major League Baseball recently, and both teams need to look further than three-time World Series champion Bruce Bochy.

Bochy does not plan to pursue any managerial openings this offseason, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Bochy had been mentioned in connection with both the Astros and Red Sox jobs, as the two teams have talented rosters and could use an experienced manager to step in during a time of turmoil. Both AJ Hinch and Alex Cora were fired after MLB released the results of its investigation into Houston’s sign stealing scheme earlier this week.

Bochy stepped down after last season following 13 years as the manager of the San Francisco Giants. He was said to be intrigued by the Astros job and would have a chance to contend for titles immediately with Houston, which is a rare opportunity for an incoming manager. However, indications all along have been that Bochy has no plans to manage in 2020. Perhaps he will change his mind after taking a season off.

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