ORLANDO, Fla. — The Yankees are seriously considering bringing in Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward to interview for their manager’s job.
The Yankees have believed they would cap interviews at five or six for the position and so far have done two interviews (Rob Thomson and Eric Wedge) and have two set up for this week (Hensley Meulens and Aaron Boone).
Woodward, 41, is currently considered the most likely to receive the fifth interview as the Yankees pursue a successor to Joe Girardi.
Woodward played for five teams, including the Mets, in a 12-year career. He worked in the Mariner minor leagues after retiring and has been the Dodgers third-base coach the past two seasons. He managed New Zealand in the 2016 World Baseball Classic qualifier.
With the Mets in 2005-06, Woodward was a teammate of Carlos Beltran, who this week expressed his desire to manage to Brian Cashman, but at the moment does not look to be a serious candidate.