Joe McEwing is reportedly out of the running for Twins’ manager job

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According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN, Joe McEwing has been ruled out for the Twins’ manager job. He speculates that this could mean that the team is close to making a decision.

McEwing just finished his third season as the third base coach with the White Sox under Robin Ventura. Often mentioned as a future MLB manager, he also recently interviewed for vacancies with the Rangers and Diamondbacks.

With McEwing out of the mix for the Twins, that leaves Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar, Jr., and Blue Jays bench coach Demarlo Hale among the known outside candidates and Doug Mientkiewicz, Paul Molitor and Gene Glynn among the in-house candidates. According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, the Twins are expected to reach out to the Orioles about interviewing bench coach (and former Pirates manager) John Russell.