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Former Athletic Jason Giambi reportedly set to interview with Rockies for manager position

Jason Giambi could become the next manager of the Rockies.

Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

As the Colorado Rockies begin their search for the next manager of the ball club, former Oakland Athletics slugger Jason Giambi could become a serious candidate.

According to a report from the Denver Post, Giambi, who has been with the Rockies as a part-time player since 2009, is expected to interview with the club at a date to be determined. He has never coached at any level, nor does he have managerial experience. Colorado has not shown a real sense of urgency to find their ideal candidate, and it is unclear if the club has tabbed a favorite to land the manager's job for 2013 and beyond.

Bench coach Tom Runnells interviewed with the team this past week. Triple-A manager Stu Cole is also considered to be a candidate, although he is yet to have any direct conversations about the job. Former Rockies All-Star Vinny Castilla currently holds a spot in Colorado's front office and could also be a fit.

Former manager Jim Tracy resigned on Oct. 7.