Multiple sources reported this morning that Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson interviewed with the club for the managerial opening.
The fact that Thomson is being interviewed is absolutely no surprise. He has been in the Yankees organization for the past 28 years, most recently serving as Joe Girardi‘s bench coach. He served as the team’s third base coach from 2009 to 2014.
He also has front office experience, working as field coordinator, director of player development and vice president of minor league development. He also interviewed for the Toronto Blue Jays managerial opening in 2012, before opting to remain with the Yankees.
Thomson filled in as Yankees manager for the May 19 matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays as Girardi briefly left the team to attend his daughter’s graduation ceremony. The Yankees lost that matchup, 5-to-4, on an RBI single by Evan Longoria off of Tyler Clippard.
None of the candidates for the managerial job in the Bronx will be secrets. Brian Cashman told reporters on a conference call earlier in the week that all candidates will speak to the media as part of the process.