Red Sox to interview Wilder for GM job

Red Sox to interview Wilder for GM job

BOSTON -- The Red Sox formally added another candidate in their search for a new general manager, announcing that White Sox director of player development David Wilder will interview for the position on Saturday at Fenway Park.

Wilder will meet with Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino, chairman Tom Werner and other club officials.

He becomes the fifth candidate to interview for the position vacated by Theo Epstein on Oct. 31, joining Jim Bowden, Jim Beattie, Dayton Moore and Wayne Krivsky.

Moore withdrew himself from the running and Krivsky was told by the Red Sox that he was out of the mix. Bowden and Beattie are both scheduled to have second interviews, probably by the early portion of next week.

Last season was Wilder's second with the World Series champion White Sox. Before that, he worked with the Brewers for four years, serving as vice president of player personnel and a special assignment scout. Wilder was also with the Cubs for four years, serving as farm director from 1996-98 and assistant general manager in 1999.

He broke in with the Braves, working there for five years as assistant director of scouting and player development.

Wilder interviewed for the Diamondbacks' vacant GM position back in October, but that job went to former Red Sox assistant general manager Josh Byrnes.

Wilder is the first minority candidate the Red Sox will meet with during this process.

Lucchino has stated a desire to have a new general manager in place before the Winter Meetings begin in Dallas on Dec. 5.

Ian Browne is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.