Red Sox talk to Bowden for second time

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox interviewed Jim Bowden for a
second time for their general manager's job on Monday, but no
decision was imminent in the team's search to replace Theo Epstein.

Bowden, GM of the Washington Nationals and former GM for the
Cincinnati Reds, met with Red Sox officials in Boston. The Red Sox
also conducted a second interview during the weekend with Jim
Beattie, former Baltimore Orioles executive vice president.

The Red Sox said more interviews will be held with a break for
the Thanksgiving holiday. Boston would like a new GM in place
before baseball's winter meetings Dec. 5-8 in Dallas.

Boston also interviewed Dave Wilder on Saturday. He's been the
director of player development the past two seasons for the Chicago
White Sox
, who won the World Series last month.

Wilder met with Red Sox part-owner Tom Werner and president and
chief executive officer Larry Lucchino, along with other members of
the baseball operations staff.