There has been additional progress in the latest search for the Giants' managerial vacancy.
MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reported, citing a source, that Kansas City Royals quality control and catching coach Pedro Grifol has been asked to come back for a second interview.
Pedro Grifol, the Royals' catching and quality control coach, has been asked to come back for a second interview with the Giants for their managerial opening, per a source.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) October 30, 2019
Grifol's first interview occurred on Oct. 10.
He spent several years with the Royals' organization and opened up about how much he enjoyed his time with the team before long-time Kansas City skipper Ned Yost announced his retirement.
The 49-year-old was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the sixth round of the 1991 MLB Draft and spent some time playing minor league ball. His background also includes working in the Seattle Mariners organization as the director of minor league operations.
Grifol is part of a group of hopefuls vying for the job.
Former A's manager Bob Geren interviewed for the position as well as Oakland's quality control coach, and former player, Mark Kotsay. Houston Astros' bench coach Joe Espada was invited for his second interview in the midst of his World Series race.
Additionally, former Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler interviewed with the Giants for his second time.