A pair of ex-Yankees will be the next to interview for the managerial opening in the Bronx, as Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Aaron Boone and Hensley Meulens will be the next in line to talk with Brian Cashman.
Boone’s name came up last week when ESPN’s Buster Olney tweeted that there was a mutual interest in the job. Meulens, a Yankee player from 1989 to 1993, served on Bruce Bochy’s coaching staff in San Francisco during their even-year dominance to start the decade.
Cashman said Sunday that interviews will be put on hold because he will be attending the General Managers meetings in Orlando, Florida. He said they will begin again Thursday. He did not confirm that Boone or Meulens would be interviewed at that time.
Boone has no formal coaching experience, but has been working full-time with ESPN’s coverage of Major League Baseball since announcing his retirement in 2010. He comes from impressive baseball lineage, however, as his father (Bob) and grandfather (Ray) each played in the MLB.
Meulens ended his Yankee tenure with a .221/.290/.344 line with 12 home runs in 159 games. His professional career came to a close in 2002 with the Pericos de Puebla of the Triple-A Mexican League. Like current Yankee shortstop Didi Gregorius, Meulens speaks five languages (English, Spanish, Dutch, Papiamento and Japanese), and was knighted in 2012 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.