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Finalist Emerges After Royals' First Manager Interviews

Adam Taylor McKillop
A finalist has emerged after the Kansas City Royals' first batch of manager interviews.
A finalist has emerged after the Kansas City Royals' first batch of manager interviews. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Kansas City Royals have been busy since firing manager Mike Matheny following the last out of the 2022 regular season. Kansas City's front office spent the past weeks identifying and interviewing a first batch of candidates for the open managerial role.

Now, a finalist has emerged.

MLB insider Jon Morosi reported that Los Angeles Dodgers first base coach Clayton McCullough has completed an interview and is considered a finalist for the open role.

McCullough began his MLB coaching career with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007. In 2014, he was hired by the Dodgers and worked his way up to the current 1B coach role in 2021. The former Cleveland Indians 2002 draft pick played minor league baseball until 2005.

The Dodgers' coach is not the only name in the running. According to insider Anne Rogers, three internal candidates have completed first round interviews including Pedro Grifol, Vance Wilson and Scott Throman.

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