With only a couple of Major League Baseball teams yet to hire managers this offseason, a Capital Region native is on the list of finalists for the San Francisco Giants' job.

Matt Quatraro is one of three candidates being considered for manager of the National League's Bay Area team as the Bethlehem High School grad continues to climb the baseball ranks. Prior to jumping into the coaching profession, Quatraro was an All-American at Old Dominion and an 8th round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1996.

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, Quatraro, currently the Rays bench coach, is on the short list for Giants manager along with former Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler and Astros bench coach Joe Espada.

After spending time with the Rays minor league affiliates from 2004 to 2013, Quatraro was hired by the Cleveland Indians as their hitting instructor at the major league level. From there, it was back to the Tampa Bay organization as the Rays' third base coach and now bench coach.

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