The Blue Jays have received permission to interview Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke for their managerial position, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register writes . Cito Gaston is retiring after the season.
Toronto has also received permission to interview Rockies bench coach Don Baylor and have interviewed former Diamondbacks and Indians manager Eric Wedge. Plunkett reporters former Orioles interim manager Juan Samuel, Yankees coach Rob Thompson and Jays coach Brian Butterfield are also candidates.
Roenicke served as the team's first base coach before moving to bench coach when Joe Maddon was hired as Tampa's manager. Roenicke interviewed with the Indians last fall.
Roenicke's nephew, Josh, is a reliever with the Blue Jays.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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