Hensley Meulens and Aaron Boone will be the Yankees' next interviewees for the manager position, per The Post's Joel Sherman.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that he was suspending interviews for the vacant spot while he was at the GM Meetings in Orlando. He has kept his agenda to fill the vacancy under wraps as it isn't known how many candidates he has on his list.
Boone has been a name rumored to be on that list. He played for the Yankees in 2003 where he famously vaulted the team into the World Series with his walk-off homer in Game 7 of the ALCS. After retiring in 2009, Boone has been serving as an MLB analyst for ESPN.
Meulens, who played in the Yankees' organization from 1989-93, was recently named the Giants' bench coach after serving as a hitting coach for the team since 2010. He also managed the Curacao team for the World Baseball Classic.
Meulens has a strong connection with Yankees SS Didi Gregorius as they work together in Curacao each winter.
To date, the Yankees have interviewed bench coach Rob Thomson, and former Mariners and Indians manager Eric Wedge.
Meulens is another candidate following the line of former Yankees that have had success in their careers after the game.
Meulens' employment in the Giants organization since 2010, under one of the most respected managers in the game in Bruce Bochy, is certainly a quality that some of his competitors will not be able to tout. Further, having the ability to sit beside Bochy for a full season as the Giants bench coach, provides some credence to his candidacy.
Add that experience with his two terms as the Netherlands manager in the World Baseball Classic, and Meulens' resume seems to have some of what the Yankees are looking for in a manager.
Like other candidates that have been announced, Meulens could surely be considered for another role with the club if someone else is named manager.