Add another name to the long list of candidates for the Dodgers’ manager job, as Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez is expected to interview for the vacant position next week.
Martinez knows Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman well from his time with the Rays, where he was the bench coach from 2008-2014. He joined Joe Maddon’s staff in Chicago this past season.
Martinez has been considered a future manager for a while now, but he’ll face a lot of competition with the Dodgers. Gabe Kapler and Dave Roberts have gained momentum as front-runners, but names like Bob Geren, Bud Black, Kirk Gibson, Tim Wallach, Ron Roenicke, and Darin Erstad are also in the mix.