Brewers to interview Listach next week
Bill Ladson, MLB.com’s Washington Nationals scribe, adds another name to the list of Brewers managerial candidates. Here’s what he blogged this afternoon:
The Brewers received permission to talk to Nationals third-base coach Pat Listach about their managerial vacancy, according two baseball sources with knowledge of the situation.The interview between Listach and the Brewers will take place Tuesday in Milwaukee. Listach is currently managing Ponce of Puerto Rico Winter League and will fly to Milwaukee for the interview with general manager Doug Melvin.Listach and general manager Mike Rizzo were not available for comment.Listach has a history with the Brewers. He was drafted by the Brewers in the fifth round of the 1988 First-Year Player Draft. He would go on to play five Major League seasons with the Brewers. His best year was in 1992, when he hit .290 with one home run, 47 RBIs, 54 stolen bases and 93 runs scored. He would win American League Rookie of the Year honors for that great season.Listach has managerial experience. Listach managed in the Cubs’ Minor League system for four seasons, going 253-221. His best season was in 2008, when he guided Triple-A Iowa to an 83-59 record, and he is still respected by the organization.There is a possibility that Listach could get an interview with the Blue Jays. Another source said Listach is part of a long list of candidates who could replace Cito Gaston as manager.