Red Sox talk to Bowden for second time

Updated: November 21, 2005, 7:28 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox interviewed Jim Bowden for a second time for their general manager's job on Monday, but no decision was imminent in the team's search to replace Theo Epstein.

Bowden, GM of the Washington Nationals and former GM for the Cincinnati Reds, met with Red Sox officials in Boston. The Red Sox also conducted a second interview during the weekend with Jim Beattie, former Baltimore Orioles executive vice president.

The Red Sox said more interviews will be held with a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Boston would like a new GM in place before baseball's winter meetings Dec. 5-8 in Dallas.

Boston also interviewed Dave Wilder on Saturday. He's been the director of player development the past two seasons for the Chicago White Sox, who won the World Series last month.

Wilder met with Red Sox part-owner Tom Werner and president and chief executive officer Larry Lucchino, along with other members of the baseball operations staff.

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