The Yankees will interview San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens for their managerial opening on Friday, according to the USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale.
Meulens is one of several people, including Aaron Boone, Rob Thomson and Eric Wedge, the organization is considering to replace Joe Girardi as manager.
Meulens was recently named Giants bench coach after spending the past eight seasons as San Francisco's hitting coach. A seven-year MLB veteran, Meulens hit .220 with 15 home runs and 53 RBIs in 182 career games. He spent five seasons with the Yankees from 1989 to 1993.
Meulens previously managed Team Curacao in the World Baseball Classic and has worked with Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius in Curacao in the past.
The Yankees will also interview Boone, a former MLB third baseman who has been a baseball analyst for ESPN since retiring in 2009. They have already interviewed Thomson, who served as Girardi's bench coach, and Wedge, who previously managed the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners.
Former Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran, who announced his retirement on Monday, spoke with Yankees GM Brian Cashman and told the New York Post's Joel Sherman he believes he can make an impact as Yankees manager.
John Flaherty, another former Yankees catcher who has been part of the YES Network since 2006, expressed interest in the Yankees' vacancy, however he has not heard back about an interview, according to Newsday's Anthony Rieber.
Jim Leyritz, who spent nine seasons with the Yankees in his 11-year playing career, was told by Cashman that he didn't have enough coaching experience to be considered as the next manager, according to Rieber.