Moises Alou has taken himself out of consideration for the Padres’ open managerial job, ESPN.com’s Enrique Rojas reports (Twitter links). Alou has been working for the Padres as a special assistant in the player development department since 2015, though he declined interest in the manager’s position for family reasons.
The former outfielder was reportedly one of several notable names already receiving consideration from the Padres as Andy Green’s replacement in the dugout. San Diego is looking both at managers with a lot of experience running a Major League team (i.e. Mike Scioscia, Ron Washington, and Bruce Bochy) and also former players without any managerial experience, such as Alou.
This isn’t the first time that Alou has been on the Padres’ radar, as he also decided not to interview for their last managerial opening back in 2015. He also turned down requests from other teams for managerial interviews last offseason. The 53-year-old simply seems content in his current role and, as he told Rojas, would prefer to spend time with his family rather than go through the travel and daily grind that comes with being a manager.
Best known for his outstanding playing career, Alou was a six-time All-Star and a .303/.369/.516 hitter over 17 MLB seasons. While he hasn’t managed himself, the job runs in the family, as his father Felipe managed the Expos and Giants over 14 seasons.