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AP source: Bowa interviews for Marlins' job

Associated Press Modified: October 26, 2012 at 7:46 pm •  Published: October 26, 2012

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' last manager was an excitable former shortstop, and now they're considering another one: Larry Bowa.

Bowa became the second person interviewed for the job this week, a person familiar with the search said Friday. The person confirmed the discussions to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins aren't commenting.

Cincinnati Reds pitching Bryan Price was interviewed Friday, the person said. A third candidate is former major league catcher Mike Redmond, who interviewed Wednesday.

The new manager will replace Ozzie Guillen, who was fired after only one dismal season.

Bowa last managed in 2004, when he finished his fourth year with the Philadelphia Phillies. He managed the San Diego Padres in 1987-88 and has a career record of 418-435. Long known for his fiery personality, he has been ejected from games 27 times as a manager.

The former Gold Glove shortstop, who played in the majors for 17 years, has been an analyst the past two seasons with the MLB Network.

Price has been the Reds' pitching coach since 2010. He previously was pitching coach for Seattle and Arizona. All of the interviews were conducted in New York City, where team owner Jeffrey Loria lives.

Redmond had his first interview for a big-league job this week when he met with Marlins officials. He spent the past two years managing Class A teams in the Toronto Blue Jays' system.

"Jim Leyland told me a long time ago when I was getting ready to retire, 'If you want to manage in the majors, you've got to go get some experience,'" Redmond said Friday from his home in Spokane, Wash. "I took that to heart and went out and took a job with the Blue Jays in A ball and got down to the grass roots, where you've got to teach and develop.

"I've learned a lot. I had a lot of great kids, and to see them improve is very satisfying. On top of that, we went to the playoffs both times. That was fun, too."

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