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 Posted: Tue Oct 4th, 2016 01:22 am
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After handling internal interviews last week for their vacant managerial position, the Atlanta Braves are set to talk to candidates from outside the organization.

The Braves will interview former Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington and former San Diego Padres manager Bud Black later this week.

First base coach Eddie Perez, third base coach Bo Porter, bench coach Terry Pendleton, and interim manager Brian Snitker have already interviewed. Mark Bowman of reports that Snitker remains the favorite.

Washington served as the Rangers' manager from 2007-2014 before his surprising resignation in which he cited personal reasons. He later admitted to having an affair and wanting to deal with his life at home. The 64-year-old is the third base coach for the Oakland Athletics, and owns a 664-611 record as a major-league manager. He also helped claim two AL pennants.

Black works in the Los Angeles Angels' front office and last managed in 2015. He spent nine years as the manager of the Padres - compiling a 649-713 record - before he was fired. The Washington Nationals expressed interest in the 2010 NL Manager of the Year prior to last season, though Black turned the offer down.

Atlanta's managerial spot has been vacant since May 17, when the club fired veteran skipper Fredi Gonzalez following a 9-28 start. Snitker took over in an interim capacity and guided the club to a 59-65 record.