The New York Yankees have added yet another name to the list of the potential candidates to replace former manager Joe Girardi. FanRag Sports has learned that the Yankees will be interviewing Hensley Meulens for the club’s current managerial vacancy.
Joel Sherman of The New York Post was the first to report that the Yankees would be bringing in Meulens.
Serving as the San Francisco Giants bench coach under the direction of manager Bruce Bochy, Meulens is a former major league outfielder and notably spent seven seasons atop the highest level. Spending the first five of those go-rounds in pinstripes with the Yankees, he then suited up for both the Montreal Expos and the Arizona Diamondbacks before his big league tenure came to an end back in 1998.
As a coach, Meulens originally broke into the major league level as the Giants hitting coach in 2010. As a result, he helped lead the heralded National League franchise to a trio of World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
He has also coached for and managed Team Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, as well as Olympic competition.
With Meulens now on the list for the “Bronx Bombers,” he joins the likes of both Eric Wedge and Rob Thomson. Already considered for the opening, Wedge previously served as the manager of both the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners while Thomson is a senior member of the Yankees organization with 28 years of service time under his belt. It is also worth noting that Thomson remained on the aforementioned Girardi’s staff for each of the last 10 seasons.
Former big league infielder Aaron Boone has also been linked to the vacancy in the Bronx while the current ESPN broadcaster has yet to be interviewed by the Yankees. In addition, the American League East ball club also reached out to former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, but it seems as though the Yankees got the same answer as the crosstown rival New York Mets; Ausmus would like to take a year off from managing.