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MLB Rumors: Yankees To Interview Carlos Beltran For Open Manager Job

MLB Rumors: Yankees To Interview Carlos Beltran For Open Manager Job

Beltran added that he is comfortable embracing and working with the new wave of analytics, which are viewed as a prerequisite for any modern big league manager.

Beltran joined a crowded and diverse field of managerial candidates, with Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge, Hensley Meulens, Aaron Boone and Chris Woodward having preceded him.

Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News, however, reports that the Yankees interviewed Beltran for the club's managerial opening on Wednesday. One of these upcoming interviews will come in the form of the recently retired Carlos Beltran, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports.

In the conference call with reporters, Beltran highlighted his communication skills, and said that, as a manager, he would try to foster a fun environment for the players in the clubhouse.

In his interview with the Yankees, they discussed baseball and strategy.

The Yankees surprised just about everyone in the baseball world this past season by making a lengthy playoff run, coming within a game of the World Series, and then again after the season by deciding to part ways with manager Joe Girardi.

"At some point in my career, I would love to have the opportunity to manage", Beltran told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand in mid-November.

Beltran had made it known upon his retirement that managing the Bombers was something he'd be interested in.

"It was important for me to do, " Beltran said of sharing the knowledge gained during three decades as a professional.

The Yankees have already interviewed their bench coach from past year, Rob Thomson, former Indians and Mariners manager Eric Wedge, Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward, and ESPN analyst and former infielder Aaron Boone Beltran played parts of three seasons in the Bronx from 2014 to 2016, batting.270 with 56 homers and 180 RBIs. He also said he gets on well with players, and his teammates. "Honestly, the time that I spent in NY was a great time, and I really enjoyed every moment of it".

For Beltran and the Yankees, the future could be now.

But getting the call to interview for this job, well, it's "something you can't turn away from, " Beltran said. "These types of opportunities, especially one with the Yankees, they don't come very often".

"I don't want to be a manager that comes to the ballpark and waits for the game to start", Beltran said. I would love to manage.