LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers interviewed former player Dave Roberts for their vacant managerial position, Ken Rosenthal first reported on Tuesday.
Roberts has been the bench coach for the San Diego Padres over the past two seasons.READ MORE: Water Main Break Floods Cahuenga Blvd. In Hollywood Hills
When Bud Black was fired as Padres manager during this past season, Roberts acted as the team’s interim manager for one game.
The news comes days after the team announced it would interview Gabe Kapler and Darin Erstad for the same position as well.
Sources: #Dodgers have interviewed Dave Roberts for managing job. LAD not close to decision. Roberts expected to move on from SD regardless.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 3, 2015
Roberts, 43, spent 10 years in the major leagues, including three with the Dodgers from 2002-2004.READ MORE: Man Shot In Face While Driving On 5 Freeway In Sylmar; Gunman At Large
In his 10 seasons, Roberts amassed 243 stolen bases and had a career batting average of .266.
His most famous moment as a player came in 2004 with the Red Sox, when he pinch-ran in the 9th inning and a stole a critical base that eventually led to the team winning the World Series.
Other candidates for the Dodgers managerial opening include Gabe Kapler, Tim Wallach, Ron Roenicke and Darin Erstad.MORE NEWS: Man Killed, Second Wounded In San Gabriel Shooting
The Dodgers decided to part ways with previous manager Don Mattingly on October 22nd.