Cherington: Felt 'a real comfort' with Sveum

Cherington: Felt 'a real comfort' with Sveum
November 15, 2011, 2:25 am
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MILWAUKEE -- Ben Cherington arrived at his first GM Meetings since becoming Red Sox GM shortly after 7 p.m. Central time and confirmed that the Sox will interview Dale Sveum a second time here Wednesday, with a chance for Sveum to meet with owners John Henry and Tom Werner.

"I felt a real comfort with him on a personal level," said Cherington. "We like his broad-based experience, the type of player he was, the type of managers he was around as a player. He's been in Boston as a coach, had success in Boston as a coach, had success in Milwaukee as a coach, has managed a little bit (in the big leagues), has managed a little bit in the minor leagues.

"We felt like he brings a lot of good qualities."

Cherington said the Sox "may have another (second interview) this week, but we're still working on it."

Asked if his list of finalists would stop at a maximum of two, Cherington said: "I think so . . . That's my best guess right now."

He reiterated that he would like to have a manager hired by Thanksgiving.