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Giants’ manager search takes a turn, Rays bench coach reportedly still in mix

SAN FRANCISCO — For the last week, it appeared the Giants were down to three candidates to succeed Bruce Bochy as the team’s next manager.

Former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, current Astros bench coach Joe Espada and current Royals quality control coach Pedro Grifol all remained in the mix before the calendar turned to November.

Kapler and Espada are still under consideration, but a new report from the San Francisco Chronicle indicates that Grifol is longer under consideration while Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro is still in the running.

Quatraro, 45, is a New York native who spent the 2019 season as the Rays’ bench coach after leaving the Indians’ organization to serve as the Rays’ third base coach in 2018.