Hale joined Buck Showalter's staff last offseason after the Red Sox fired former manager Terry Francona after Boston failed to make the postseason, a fate that was partially sealed because of the Orioles’ win over the Red Sox at Camden Yards on the final day of the regular season in 2011. Before arriving in Baltimore, Hale was the Red Sox bench coach for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
Hale has deep Red Sox ties. Before joining Francona’s staff in 2006 to be the team’s third base coach, he was a longtime minor league manager, including managing in Boston’s minor league system from 1993-‘99. In 1999, Hale was named the Baseball America minor league manager of the year with Double-A Trenton.
Showalter said Sunday that he was eager to solidify his coaching staff for 2013 quickly, saying he believed all of his coaches would return next year.
Hale was a candidate for the Blue Jays managerial opening following the 2010 season, a job that went to former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell.
Hale receiving an interview was first reported by WEEI.com