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MLB Rumor Central: Alex Cora to interview for D-backs' managerial opening

Former MLB infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora will interview for the Arizona Diamondbacks' managerial opening. Jeff Roberson/AP Photo

The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of two teams seeking a new manager this offseason, and they have another potential target on their radar.

Rumor CentralFormer big league infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora has secured an interview with the D-backs, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The 41-year-old Puerto Rico native, known more for his glove than his bat, last played for the Washington Nationals in 2011. He also was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Texas Rangers throughout a 14-year career that saw him compile a .243/.310/.338 slash line.

Cora reportedly interviewed for several open manager positions last year as well. He has ties to Arizona's new general manager and executive vice president Mike Hazen, who worked with the Indians and Red Sox when Cora was on their rosters in the mid-2000s.

The D-backs parted ways with general manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale earlier this month after finishing fourth in the National League West at 69-93.

-- Nick Ostiller