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 CINCINNATI (AP) -Pete Mackanin, who ended last season as the Cincinnati Reds interim manager, has taken a job with the New York Yankees as a major league scout.
Mackanin was Cincinnati's advance scout when manager Jerry Narron was fired on July 1. He got the job on an interim basis, and was hoping to stay on as manager. Instead, the club hired Dusty Baker on Oct. 13.
It was the second time that the 56-year-old Mackanin managed in the majors on an interim basis. He also led Pittsburgh for the last 26 games in 2005 after Lloyd McClendon was fired.
The Yankees expressed an interest in Mackanin after baseball's winter meetings in December.
``We had a nice discussion,'' Mackanin said Monday, in a phone interview. ``Fortunately they were looking for somebody, and I fit the bill.''
Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky made an open-ended offer to Mackanin after he was passed over for the managing job in Cincinnati. The two are close friends, but Mackanin felt it was best to move on.
``We never got into specifics, really,'' Mackanin said. ``It's all about timing. If nothing had come up (with another team), I think Wayne would have had something available for me. But we never got around to exactly what that was.
``I enjoyed my time with the Reds. I was just hoping it wouldn't be too awkward if I went back there.''

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