The Houston Astros have received permission from Boston to speak to coaches Tim Bogar and Brad Mills about their open managerial job.

Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein also said Monday that the Cleveland Indians had asked for permission to speak to pitching coach John Farrell, but that he said he would like to stay in Boston. Farrell would be allowed to interview if he wanted, Epstein said.

Stopped in the clubhouse on Monday, Farrell said he hadn't even thought about it yet.

The Astros fired manager Cecil Cooper and the Indians fired Eric Wedge, both in September.