Melvin and Price candidates for big league jobs

Former D-backs manager Bob Melvin will interview with the Astros on Friday for their vacant managerial job.

Meanwhile, former Arizona pitching coach Bryan Price interviewed last week to become the next pitching coach of the Brewers and has also been mentioned as a candidate for the pitching coach job in Florida.

The Astros have also scheduled interviews with Dave Clark, who took over for Cecil Cooper when he was fired in late September, former D-backs skipper Al Pedrique, Ned Yost, Randy Ready, Manny Acta, Phil Garner, Brad Mills and Tim Bogar.

Houston has also been granted permission to speak with Philadelphia bench coach Pete Mackinin, but an interview has not been scheduled yet.

It’s not surprising to see Melvin and Price in the mix for another opportunity. Both men are well respected in the game and likely will not be out of work for long. Melvin will continue to be paid by the D-backs through next season.

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