Atlanta Braves hitting coach Terry Pendleton, who was scheduled to be formally interviewed for the Dodgers’ managerial vacancy today, withdrew from consideration for the job on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the search appears destined to drag on for at least another 10 days, if not longer. Later in the day, a source close to the Texas Rangers said the Dodgers had requested permission to pitching coach Orel Hershiser, former Dodgers pitcher and World Series hero. Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta had hoped to have a manager in place before the start of the World Series on Saturday night. But that now appears highly unlikely, and Major League Baseball places an embargo on most major announcements during its marquee event. DePodesta said he plans to comply with that embargo. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I know (owner) Frank (McCourt) is going to want to meet with a few of the candidates,” DePodesta said Tuesday. “Realistically, I don’t think it’s going to happen between now and Friday. You never want to say never, but as we sit here today, the process probably will go into the World Series.” DePodesta said Pendleton cited family considerations and the distance between Los Angeles and his current home in Duluth, Ga., as his reason for pulling out of the process. Pendleton was interviewed by Tampa Bay on Monday for the Devil Rays’ managerial vacancy. “He has kids who are in the midst of growing up,” DePodesta said. “After really thinking about it, and especially after interviewing in Tampa, he realized he just doesn’t want to be that far away from home for (such a long) stretch of time. This was more about distance.” Pendleton’s was the last of six interviews the Dodgers had scheduled, but DePodesta said he still might interview as many as three more candidates. – Greg Miller, who was considered the organization’s top left-handed pitching prospect before he missed all of last season and a good chunk of this one following shoulder surgery, will miss the rest of the Arizona Fall League season after experiencing discomfort in the same shoulder. Dodgers player development director Terry Collins, a strong candidate for the manager’s job, said the move is precautionary. But Miller is in Los Angeles this week to meet with team physician Dr. Frank Jobe. “We don’t think (it’s serious),” Collins said. “Every so often, he gets his arm above the slot and it irritates that shoulder. We just need to quiet it down.” Miller has changed his delivery and is throwing from a lower arm slot to protect the shoulder. But Collins said Miller occasionally reverts unconsciously to his former arm slot, which puts added strain on the shoulder. Collins said Miller won’t be replaced on the Phoenix Desert Dogs roster. — Tony Jackson can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!