As for Mills, he has worked with Terry Francona twice over the course of their careers, as well as room together while at the University of Arizona. Mills also has some managerial experience in the minor leagues, and also served as an advance scout. Bringing these skills as well as two World Series rings makes him a likely candidate for the job. Other candidates for the job include: DeMarlo Hale (Red Sox), Chip Hale (Diamondbacks), Jose Oquendo (Cardinals), Triple-A manager Randy Ready, and Don Wakamatsu (Oakland).
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