Yankees GM Brian Cashman is close with Minaya, who is currently senior vice president of baseball operations for the Padres. According to the report, it's not clear what role Minaya would have with the Yankees, though it's possible he could replace Mark Newman, who recently retired as the team's farm director.
Minaya, the Mets GM from 2005 to 2010, has held his current job since December 2011. San Diego fired Josh Byrnes as GM on June 23, and Minaya temporarily shared the GM role with two others before A.J. Preller was hired on Aug. 7.
Cashman has a history of hiring former GMs, including Kevin Towers (Padres) and Jim Hendry (Cubs).