MIAMI - The Florida Marlins will interview Oakland third-base coach Ron Washington on Tuesday for their managerial opening.
Washington also expects to be considered for the manager's slot vacated by Lou Piniella's departure from Tampa Bay.
"We'll see how things go in Florida and if I knock their socks off. ... I'll go up and do the best I can," Washington said. "If they like me and things work out, I won't be on the market anymore."
Other candidates reportedly under Marlins consideration include Yankees bench coach Joe Girardi, Atlanta third-base coach Fredi Gonzalez, and Tampa Bay base coaches Tom Foley and Billy Hatcher.
Washington said Saturday that A's general manager Billy Beane vowed at the end of the season to interview the Oakland staff if things didn't work out with third-year manager Ken Macha. But Washington and other members have yet to be called in for interviews for the team's managerial vacancy. Macha stepped down Wednesday.
RED SOX: There could be numerous changes in Boston, including the departure of Johnny Damon, the long-haired linchpin of this group.
Damon is the most attractive of the team's eight free agents. Third baseman Bill Mueller; relievers Mike Timlin, Mike Myers and Matt Mantei; Tony Graffanino; and first basemen Kevin Millar and John Olerud are also free agents. David Wells is not a free agent, but he is weary of Boston and could seek a trade.
There is also a chance the Red Sox will try to unload Manny Ramirez, something they have attempted several times since 2003.