By John Perrotto
One day after being hired for one job, Carlos Tosca interviewed with the Pirates for their managerial vacancy on Thursday.
Tosca became the seventh person to interview, joining Eric Wedge, Bo Porter, John Gibbons, Jeff Banister, Ken Macha and Dale Sveum. He is also the fifth man with major-league experience to interview, joining Wedge, Gibbons, Macha and Sveum.
When Fredi Gonzalez was hired as Atlanta’s manager on Wednesday, he said Tosca would become the Braves’ bench coach. Tosca served in the same role with Florida for 3 ½ seasons until he and Gonzalez were fired by the Marlins in June.
Tosca, 57, managed the Toronto Blue Jays from 2002-04 and compiled a 191-191 record. He is one of the few major-league managers in history who never played professionally on any level.
***John Perrotto is a contributor to Inside Pittsburgh Sports. He is the editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus.com