I should more pointedly clarify:

I should more pointedly clarify: numerous news outlets (ESPN, Globe, Times) have speculated that Little will be or could be a candidate for the open Yanks bench coach position, though they haven’t claimed he is a considered candidate yet. Today’s Times, for example: As for Little, he could become a candidate for two other American League managerial openings ‘ in Baltimore and Chicago. His experience as a bench coach might even make him a candidate to succeed Don Zimmer in that role with the Yankees.