As he waits for a decision from the Cubs on their manager's job, Rays bench coach Dave Martinez interviewed this week with the Nationals for their opening. Martinez, 49, is at least the sixth to talk with Washington officials as they seek a replacement for retired Davey Johnson. Diamondbacks 3B coach Matt Williams is considered the favorite; other candidates include current Nats coaches Trent Jewett and Randy Knorr, Padres exec Brad Ausmus and Blue Jays coach DeMarlo Hale. Martinez in previous offseasons interviewed with the Jays, Indians and Astros.
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer