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Tony Pena interviews to be Red Sox manager

The former Royals manager, and current Yankees bench coach, may get another chance to be a head man in MLB.

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Tony Pena didn't exactly cover himself in glory as the Royals manager from 2002-2005, but it looks like enough time has passed from his time in Kansas City to get his name back into the rumor mill for open manager jobs.

According to a report from the Associated Press, Pena was interviewed on Monday by the Red Sox, who are looking for a new manager after Bobby Valentine's turbulent year in Boston. Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach is the only other candidate they've interviewed so far.

The 55-year old Pena has spent the last seven years as a the bench coach for the New York Yankees, earning a ring in the 2009 World Series.

Pena, an 18-year MLB veteran, took over in Kansas City as an interim in 2002 and earned the Manager of the Year Award in 2003. However, the Royals completely collapsed the next season, bottoming out at 58-104, and Pena was fired two months into 2005.