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Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. hasn't heard from teams looking for a manager.
Cleveland, Ohio -- Sandy Alomar Jr., Indians bench coach, is excited about learning all he can from new manager Terry Francona.
Francona's coaching staff was completed Wednesday and Alomar is the only holdover from Manny Acta's staff that opened the 2012 season. New coaches include 3B/outfield Brad Mills, 1b/infield Mike Sarbaugh, pitching Mickey Callaway, hitting Ty Van Burkleo and bullpen Kevin Cash.
"To be with Terry Francona's staff is an honor," said Alomar, who also interviewed to be the Tribe's manager at the end of the 2012 season. "I can't go wrong going back to Cleveland. I can learn a lot from Terry."
Francona and GM Chris Antonetti are aware that Alomar could interview for a managerial job this winter. He's been mentioned as a candidate in Toronto and Colorado.
When asked if any teams have contacted him, Alomar said, "You can't get to the moon without a rocket."
If Alomar did get a manager's job, Mills would probably replace him as bench coach. Mills was Francona's bench coach for six years in Boston.
"I'm not sitting around waiting for a team to call me," said Alomar. "If they want to talk to me about being a manager, they know where to find me.
"I always concentrate on what's in front of me. Right now that's being a bench coach and learning as much as I can."