Nationals Third Base Coach Bo Porter Again Passed Over For Marlins Job, Ozzie Guillen Reportedly To Be Hired As New Manager

HOUSTON - JULY 19: Jerry Hairston Jr. #15 of the Washington Nationals receives a high five from third base coach Bo Porter #16 after hitting a two run home run against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 19, 2011 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 7-6. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

For the second time in less than two years, Nats 3B coach interviews for Florida Marlins manager job.

You didn't expect Jack McKeon to remain with the Florida Marlins past this season did you? The octogenarian skipper of the Marlins was not able to pull off a miracle and lead the Marlins out of the huge hole they dug themselves early, but McKeon helped right the ship just enough for fans to be optimistic that better days lay ahead once the team moved into his new downtown stadium for the 2012 season. Captain Jack has announced his plans to officially retire at the end of the season. 

Now the search is on for a new manager, and according to Amanda Comak, Washington Nationals' third base coach Bo Porter is in the running for the job.  

#nationals third base coach Bo Porter interviewed for the Florida Marlins 2012 managerial opening this afternoon. #nats

This is not the first time Porter has interviewed for the Marlins' manager job. When Freddi Gonzalez was fired midway through the 2010 season, Porter, who was a bench coach on Kirk Gibson's staff in Arizona at the time, received an interview.  He was let go from Gibson's staff at the end of the 2010 season, and then hired by the Washington Nationals to replace John Listach as the team's third base coach for 2011. 

We'll see if the Marlins are interested in hiring a young, up-and-coming coach to manager the team in their inaugural season at the new highly-anticipated stadium, or if they'll turn to a more experienced, retread option that fans know about. Whatever happens, it appears as if Porter's time will eventually come. Best of luck to him throughout the process. 

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