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Twins to interview A's bench coach Chip Hale

Could Chip Hale be the new Twins manager?

Bad news about that number if the Twins hire you, Chip.
Bad news about that number if the Twins hire you, Chip.
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A new potential manager for the Twins has emerged: Chip Hale.

The Twins asked for and received permission from the Athletics to interview their bench coach for the open managerial position. Hale is a well-respected managerial candidate who has previously interviewed with the Mets and Mariners. He is reportedly interviewing with the DBacks today, and with the Twins sometime later this week.

Hale is and outside-inside candidate. He was drafted by the Twins in the 17th round of the 1987 draft, and played six years for the Twins between 1989 and 1996 (he un-serendipitously spent 1991 in triple-A). Hale has managed the DBacks triple-A team in the Pacific Coast League for three years, winning Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year in 2006. Hale has also severed as a major league coach for the DBacks, Mets, and Athletics.

Edit: 10:10am

Oh, okay, apparently the Twins are also interviewing Torey Luvollo and John Russell. If you'd like to read more about these uninspiring managerial candidates, you can check out our run-down of the popular external names.