Black, Erstad, Kapler and Roberts are finalists for the Dodgers manager job


Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the Dodgers have narrowed their extensive candidate list for their vacant manager job. Now there are four: Bud Black, Darrin Erstad, Gabe Kapler and Dave Roberts.

Bowden says that Kapler remains the front runner but that Erstad had a “strong interview.” Two weeks ago Bill Plaschke reported that Roberts may be a favorite of ownership. Bowden says today, however, that President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman will make a final recommendation to ownership.