The New York Yankees have named Aaron Boone as their next manager according to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News. The team has not made an official announcement.
Boone has no managerial or coaching experience and spent the last several years with ESPN as a TV analyst. According to the Daily News, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman views Boone as a “bold, out-of-the-box choice.”
Boone was the last candidate standing after the Yankees narrowed their list of candidates to six earlier Friday. Ex-Yankee Carlos Beltran, San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Muelens, bench coach Rob Thomson and former Blue Jay Chris Woodward were all reported to be in contention during the recruitment process.
Multiple reports earlier in the day suggested that Boone and Meulens were the two finalists for the job.
At the end of their season, the Yankees announced that they would not be renewing the contract of Joe Girardi – their manager since 2008. During Girardi’s tenure, the Yankees finished at 910-710, winning the World Series in 2009 and coming within one game of the Fall Classic this season.