White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing interviewed with the Twins on Friday, the seventh known candidate to replace Ron Gardenhire.

McEwing also has interviewed for vacancies in Arizona and Texas.

McEwing retired after the 2007 season and became a minor league coach in the White Sox system. He rocketed up the ladder, joining Robin Ventura's staff in 2012.

One of his Twins connections is that McEwing managed Aaron Hicks and Brian Dozier for Mesa of the Arizona Fall League in 2011.

Other known candidates include Oakland bench coach Chip Hale, Boston bench coach Torey Lovullo, Cleveland bench coach Sandy Alomar, Jr and in-house candidates Paul Molitor, Doug Mientkiewicz and Gene Glynn.

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