Red Sox have permission to talk to Maddon
BOSTON -- The Red Sox plan to talk next week with Anaheim Angels bench coach Joe Maddon about their manager opening.
Another possible candidate, Angels pitching coach Bud Black, removed himself from consideration Friday.
Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein received permission Friday from Angels GM Bill Stoneman to interview Maddon, who has been on Anaheim's major league staff for 10 seasons. They're expected to talk at the general managers' meetings beginning Monday in Phoenix.
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