Former University of Kentucky and Lexington Christian Academy baseball standout Andy Green is one of seven candidates for the Arizona Diamondbacks' managerial job.
The team on Wednesday identified the seven candidates they plan to interview to replace fired manager Kirk Gibson. The list also includes well-traveled former manager Jim Tracy, Cincinnati Reds bench coach Jay Bell, Sandy Alomar Jr., Phil Nevin, Turner Ward and Joe McEwing.
Green played for UK from 1997 through 2000. He reportedly interviewed with the Diamondbacks on Monday.
He played four seasons in the big leagues, with the Diamondbacks and New York Mets. He batted .200 over 140 games, with seven doubles, two homers and 12 RBI, stealing two bases. He hit .295 in 10 years of minor-league ball.
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Green, 37, just completed his second season managing Arizona's Double-A affiliate in Mobile, Ala. Green has spent 11 seasons with the organization as either a player or coach.
Tracy is a former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies. Bell was a member of Arizona's 2001 World Series championship team.
Alomar is third base coach of the Cleveland Indians, Nevin managed the Diamondbacks' Triple-A club in Reno, Ward is Arizona's batting coach and McEwing is the third base coach of the Chicago White Sox.