Dodgers plan to interview Little for managerial post

The Los Angeles Dodgers have added former Boston manager Grady Little to the list of candidates for the team's vacant managing position, baseball sources told ESPN.com.

The Dodgers have yet to ask for formal permission to interview Little, who is currently working as a roving catching instructor in the Chicago Cubs' system, the sources said.

Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti declined to comment, and Cubs GM Jim Hendry didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

Little joins Atlanta Braves special assignment scout Jim Fregosi and former Tampa Bay bench coach John McLaren as a candidate for the Dodgers job, which became vacant when Jim Tracy left the team by mutual agreement in October.

Bud Black, pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, decided last week not to pursue the position.

Little, 55, managed Boston to a 188-136 record in two seasons. He was fired and replaced by Terry Francona after the Red Sox lost to New York in seven games in the 2003 American League Championship Series.

Jerry Crasnick covers Major League Baseball for ESPN Insider.