Dodgers bench coach Tim Wallach has reportedly interviewed for the vacant managerial job with the Padres, per Corey Brock of MLB.com.
This would be the second interview for Wallach this offseason, along with the Nationals, though it appears the finalists for the Washington job are down to Bud Black and Dusty Baker, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and James Wagner of the Washington Post.
With the Dodgers in search of their own manager after parting ways with Don Mattingly last Thursday, the Dodgers coaching staff is in limbo, with all contracts expiring this month. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman told coaches last week they were free to look elsewhere.
"To the extent that that happens and something lines up for them and their family, we understand," Friedman said. "To the extent that they're still available when we hire a manager, that will be a conversation we'll have with the new manager at that time."
Wallach figures to be a candidate for the Dodgers' managerial job as well.
Other candidates for the San Diego job, per both Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune and Brock, include former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, Pirates third base coach Rick Sofield, Diamondbacks third base coach Andy Green, ESPN analyst Alex Cora, minor league manager Phil Nevin, and former pitcher Tom Gordon.
Wallach has been on the Dodgers' major league staff the past five seasons, including the last two as bench coach. He also managed Triple-A Albuquerque in 2009-2010.
Wallach also interviewed for managerial vacancies after the 2013 season in both Detroit and Seattle.