Coach DeMarlo Hale of the Boston Red Sox watches his team from the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays during a Grapefruit League game at Charlotte Sports Park on Feb. 27, 2009 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
The Mets are expected to interview Boston Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale for the managerial position on Tuesday or Wednesday, Comcast SportsNet reports. Hale has been on Red Sox manager Terry Francona's staff for five seasons. He served as third base coach from 2006-09.
Hale also interviewed for the Toronto Blue Jays managerial job this offseason.
Read the ESPNNewYork.com news story here.
DeMarlo Hale's minor league managing resume.
The Red Sox media guide bio on Hale:
• First season as Red Sox bench coach…Named to the post 11/23/09...Was Boston’s third base coach for four seasons, 2006-09.
• Served as the Rangers first base and outfield coach during the 2002-05 seasons.
• Managed Texas’ Triple-A Oklahoma club to second-place finishes in the Pacific Coast League’s East Division in both 2000 and 2001…Also was a coach for Peoria of the Arizona Fall League in 2001.
• Began professional coaching career with the Red Sox organization at Double-A New Britain in 1992.
• Went 491-471 (.510) in 7 seasons as a minor league manager in the Boston system from 1993-99.
• Managed the Sox Single-A Ft. Lauderdale (1993), Single-A Sarasota (1994, 1996), Single-A Michigan (1995) and Double-A Trenton (1997-99) clubs, reaching the postseason three times (Sarasota in 1994, Michigan in 1995 and Trenton in 1999)…Honored by the Red Sox with the inaugural Edward F. Kenney Player Development Award in 1994, acknowledging the dedication, success and work ethic of the club’s baseball operations personnel… Named Midwest League Manager of the Year at Michigan in 1995.
• Chosen to manage the AL affiliates at the 1997 and 1999 Double-A All-Star Game…Served as a coach for the U.S. team at the 1999 All-Star Futures Game at Fenway Park.
• His 1999 Double-A Trenton Thunder club finished 92-50 (.648) and was named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America…Was selected Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America, The Sporting News and USA Today Baseball Weekly…Also recognized as the Eastern League’s Manager of the Year that season.
• Spent four years as an instructor at Bucky Dent’s Baseball School in Boca Raton, FL from 1989-92.
• Selected by the Red Sox in the 17th round of the 1983 June draft…Played five minor league seasons as a first baseman-outfielder in the Boston (1983-86) and Athletics (1988) organizations.
• Batted .267 with 26 homers, 206 RBI and 67 steals in 482 minor league games…Enjoyed finest season in 1984, batting .290 with 90 runs scored and 24 steals in 134 games for Single-A Winston-Salem and earning Carolina League All-Star honors.
• Married to Carol.
• Played four seasons of baseball at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.
• Graduated from Chicago Vocational High School in 1979…Played baseball and basketball.