Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he would consider someone without managerial experience in his search for Joe Girardi’s replacement and that list could include former Yankee Aaron Boone.
According to ESPN, Boone is a candidate for the job, though no interview had been scheduled as of Thursday night.
Boone, now an analyst for ESPN, has never coached, but Cashman also said he was interested in talking to a “diverse” group of people and not just traditional managerial candidates.
The 44-year-old Boone retired in 2010. He played just part of a season in The Bronx, but hit one of the most famous homers in franchise history, when he sent the Yankees to the 2003 World Series with a game-winning homer off Tim Wakefield in the bottom of the 11th of Game 7 of the ALCS to beat the Red Sox.
The following offseason, Boone tore a knee ligament playing pickup basketball, which helped pave the way for the Yankees trading for Alex Rodriguez from the Rangers.
Boone has worked in TV since his retirement.
The Yankees kicked off their search Wednesday, when bench coach Rob Thomson met with Cashman and other members of the front office.
Ex-Yankees David Cone and John Flaherty expressed interest in the job on Wednesday.
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