Brad Ausmus? Forget it. While the Marlins asked permission of the San Diego Padres to speak with Ausmus about their managerial opening, the former major league catcher -- and one of the hottest up-and-coming names on the list of prospective managers -- is not interested.
According to a high-ranking Padres official, Ausmus told the club he will not pursue the Marlins job. Ausmus is presently a special assistant to Padres general manager Josh Byrnes.
Ausmus interviewed recently with the Boston Red Sox for their managerial opening. But the Red Sox decided to hire John Farrell. Ausmus was also interviewed by the Houston Astros during their search but -- citing personal reasons -- withdrew his name. The Astros ended up hiring Bo Porter.
Mike Redmond interviewed Wednesday for the Marlins job. Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Bryan Price is also considered a candidate. The Marlins held their organizational meetings on Thursday to lay out a game plan in advance of the upcoming G.M. meetings in November and winter meetings in December.