Tigers third-base coach Gene Lamont was the fifth, and most likely the last, candidate interviewed for the vacant managerial job with the Red Sox.
Theo Epstein says he has spoken to Terry Francona about managing the Cubs.
The Boston Red Sox are looking for a strong voice in a clubhouse that disintegrated in September amid reports of players drinking beer and eating fried chicken during games.
Torey Lovullo and Joe McEwing aren't on the short list of Red Sox managerial candidates, according to a source.
Former Boston manager Terry Francona plans to manage next year, if given the opportunity.