Bowa to get second interview with Marlins

Cora also among candidates to be club's next manager

Bowa to get second interview with Marlins

MIAMI -- Larry Bowa is getting a second interview for the Marlins' managerial post, according to multiple reports and a source. The 69-year-old initially met with team officials on Oct. 5, the day after the regular season ended.

Bowa, 69, was the Phillies' bench coach this year, and he last managed in the big leagues with Philadelphia in 2004.

In the coming days, the Marlins also are expected to interview former big league infielder Alex Cora, 39, who attended the University of Miami. Cora's older brother, Joey, was Miami's bench coach in 2012, when Ozzie Guillen was manager.

Cora played 14 years in the Major Leagues, retiring after the 2011 season.

As expected, the Marlins are looking at all possibilities, but it is believed team owner Jeffrey Loria prefers someone with previous big league managing experience. Bowa managed the Padres in 1987-88, and the Phillies from 2001-04.

The Marlins are coming off a 71-91 season, and announced Dan Jennings would not return as manager. Jennings is returning to the front office as general manager.

Miami is also intrigued by Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, though he is currently preparing his team for Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday and is under contract with the Dodgers through 2016.

The Marlins have already interviewed Bo Porter, Manny Acta and Phil Nevin.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.