Lucky number seven? That’s what Joe McEwing hopes is the case.
McEwing is the seventh reported interview for the managerial position with the Minnesota Twins, as the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
McEwing is currently the third base coach for the division rival Chicago White Sox. He has also reportedly interviewed for the managerial openings for the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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To say McEwing was a utility player would be an understatement. McEwing played in nine seasons at the major league level from 1998-2006 and played large amounts of games at every position that’s not pitcher or catcher.
McEwing appeared in 46 games in center, 61 games at first, 79 in right, 92 at third, 99 at short, 161 in left and 238 at second.
McEwing made his major league debut for the St. Louis Cardinals and played in two seasons with the birds.McEwing then went to the New York Mets for five years, followed by a year with the Kansas City Royals. McEwing’s last MLB appearance was with the Houston Astros.
McEwing became a coach in the White Sox minor league in 2008. He’s been a part of the major league staff under Robin Ventura since 2012.
McEwing has the nickname of ‘Super Joe’ because he was a super utility player.