The Mets plan to interview Joe McEwing for their open managerial position within the next few days, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post.
MLB.com reported earlier this month that the Tigers were interested in McEwing filling their managerial vacancy.
McEwing, who has no big league managerial experience, has coached with the White Sox since the 2012 season. A former Met, McEwing became the hitting coach for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights in 2008. One season later, he was named Manager of the Year for his work with the Class-A Winston-Salem Dash in the South Atlantic League. In 2011, he came back to Charlotte to manage the club.
The New York Post has also reported that McEwing and Mets captain David Wright have remained close friends after McEwing retired from playing.
The Mets recently began conducting their managerial interviews. The opening with the Red Sox and questions surrounding Yankees manager Joe Girardi are expected to impact their search, which you can read more about here.
In addition to McEwing, GM Sandy Alderson's reported list of potential candidates also includes hitting coach Kevin Long, Yankees manager Joe Girardi, Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway, former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, former Mets players Robin Ventura, Sandy Alomar Jr., Alex Cora, and former coaches Bob Geren and Chip Hale >> To learn more about each reported candidate, click here.