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Indians Talking With Valentine About Manager Vacancy
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine will have his second interview with the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

Valentine, who led the Mets to the World Series in 2000, will be the second managerial finalist to have a sit-down interview with the Indians. Former Washington manager Manny Acta met with Cleveland's owners and other front-office personnel on Tuesday.

Valentine, 59, spent the past six years managing in Japan. He's currently working as an analyst for ESPN. He managed Texas from 1985-92 and was with the Mets from 1996-2002.

The Indians also intend to interview Los Angeles Dodgers batting coach Don Mattingly. General manager Mark Shapiro said he is also considering interviews with two other undisclosed candidates.

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