Lexington-native Travis Fryman is believed to be a finalist for the Cleveland Indians manager job, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Fryman interviewed with the Indians in Arizona last week, but wasn’t sure if he would interview again this week, according to a previous Plain Dealer report. Former Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta and former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine are believed to be the front runners for the job.
If selected, Fryman, who attended high school in Pensacola, Fla., would be the first Kentucky native to manage a major league team since Eddie Haas managed the Atlanta Braves to a 50-71 record in 1985. Only three Kentucky natives have managed a major league team, none for more than one season or with winning record. (Read more)