Though there's been plenty of buzz of late about Terry Collins potentially becoming Carlos Beltran's bench coach, another name is now reportedly in the mix.
Jerry Narron, who most recently served at the Diamondbacks bench coach, is a candidate for the job, according to Newsday's Tim Healey.
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reached out to Narron, who said he has "not heard anything yet," but he does "definitely want to stay in the game."
Like Collins, Narron has prior experience as a manager at the big-league level, which would undoubtedly be helpful for a first-time skipper like Beltran.
Narron managed the Rangers from 2001-02 and then spent three seasons as the Reds manager from 2005-07. In both cases, though, Narron started on an interim basis. He has a combined managerial record of 291-341 in the majors, though he also has minor league managerial experience.
The 63-year old took over as the interim bench coach for the D-backs early on in 2017, after Ron Gardenhire left the club to recover from prostate cancer. The Goldsboro, N.C. native had been in that role for the last three seasons, but recently stepped down from the post.
Overall, he's been a coach for the D-backs, Brewers, Reds, Red Sox, Rangers, and Orioles.
Before his coaching days, Narron played eight seasons in the bigs with the Yankees, Mariners, and Angels. He hit .211 over his career, primarily playing as a backup catcher.