More leaks continue to flow regarding the candidates for the Yankees’ managerial job. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported via Twitter that Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward is a candidate for the position.
No interview had been scheduled as of yet, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post confirmed that Woodward would get an interview if the current field of Hensley Meulens, Aaron Boone, Rob Thomson and Eric Wedge do not suffice.
Woodward logged a 12-year MLB career, appearing in 659 total games with a .239/.296/.365 career line. The most games he played in a season was 104 with Toronto in 2003, when he was the starting shortstop. He later played a bench role as a utility infielder, before also logging 32 appearances in the outfield.
After retiring in 2012, he began coaching in the Seattle Mariners organization. He became their infield coach in 2014, before joining the Dodgers as their third base coach. Woodward also managed team New Zealand in the 2017 World Baseball Classic qualification tournament in 2016.