Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that Mets bench coach Bob Geren has interviewed with the Dodgers for their open managerial position. Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register also reports that Darin Erstad interviewed with the Dodgers late last week. Gabe Kapler and Dave Roberts are considered the favorites at the moment.
Geren, 54, managed the Athletics over five seasons between 2007-11, leading them to an overall 334-376 record. He was let go 63 games into the 2011 season. Since 2012, Geren has been with the Mets as a third base coach and a bench coach. Among the four candidates mentioned, Geren is the only one with prior managing experience at the major league level.
The Dodgers are also considering Kirk Gibson, Dave Martinez, Bud Black as potential successors to Don Mattingly, now the Marlins’ skipper.
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.
Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.
Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.
New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.