Tom Runnells' interview for Rockies manager coming on Thursday

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Rockies bench coach Tom Runnells will be the first candidate interviewed for the vacant managerial position left by Jim Tracy.

The Colorado Rockies will interview Tom Runnells, a bench coach with the team, as the first candidate for their open managerial position on Thursday, according to a report by Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post.

Runnells, who has served as a Rockies bench coach for the last three seasons, will meet on Thursday with Colorado's director of major-league operations Bill Geivett, Saunders writes in the report. Manager of the club's Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Stu Cole, will reportedly meet with the Rockies this week as well.

According to sources in the report, Cole and Runnells appear to be the top candidates for the position within the organization.

The search for a new manager comes on the heels of Jim Tracy's surprise resignation earlier this week. The resignation came after the Rockies finished the 2012 season at the bottom of the National League West division with a final record of 64-98.

Current Colorado first baseman Jason Giambi reportedly remains an outside candidate for the managing position as well, as he has said he would retire as a player if the chance to manage arises.

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