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Rays Bench Coach Matt Quatraro Reportedly Emerging as Candidate for Giants Managerial Job

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 03:  Bench coach Matt Quatraro #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 3, 2019 in Baltimore. Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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Replacing future Hall of Fame manager Bruce Bochy is a tough job, which is why the San Francisco Giants are considering a lot of people.

You can add another to the list, as Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times has reported Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro is garnering interest from the Giants.

The 45-year-old was named the Rays' bench coach prior to last season, and before that he was Tampa Bay's third base coach for four seasons. Quatraro was also the Cleveland Indians' assistant hitting coach.

Obviously, Quatraro doesn't have any experience managing in the big leagues, but he did down in the minors, so this isn't a completely foreign job for him.

With the addition of Quatraro, the Giants' list of managerial candidates involve Hensley Meulens, Ron Wotus, Mark Kotsay, Pedro Grifol, Gabe Kapler and Will Venable.

Quatraro is a well-respected man in big league circles, so you know he deserves to be in the running for this job. But at this point, who knows what Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is looking for in his next manager.