Sources confirmed to me that the White Sox have no interest in hiring Terry Francona. They are already well down the road on original list.—
David Kaplan (@thekapman) October 01, 2011
General manager Ken Williams continues to work off his short list, the source said. Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, according to a second source, is at the top of that list. Martinez, a former outfielder, played for the White Sox from 1995 to ’97.
The White Sox also like Yankees bench coach Tony Pena, but Martinez is their No. 1 target, the second source said. Both Martinez and Pena currently are unavailable; their respective teams are in the post-season.