The Yankees will interview former Mets OF Carlos Beltran for their managerial opening, reports Steve Phillips.
Beltran, who retired after winning the World Series as a member of the Astros in October, will be the sixth person to interview, joining Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge, Aaron Boone, Hensley Meulens, and Chris Woodward.
The 40-year-old Beltran recently discussed the opening with GM Brian Cashman, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman, but it had been reported earlier this month in the NY Daily News that he wouldn't be a serious contender for the position.
During their previous discussion, Beltran told Cashman, according to Sherman, that he's "committed to be back in the game in a role that I can be an impact. I believe the best use of my time and knowledge is in a managerial position."
Beltran played for the Mets from 2005 to 2011, hitting.280/.369/.500 with 149 HR while being named to the All-Star Game four times. He was traded to the Giants in exchange for Zack Wheeler during the 2011 season.
Beltran later spent two and a half seasons with the Yankees, from 2014 to 2016.
He hit .279/.350/.486. during his 20-year career, amassing 2,725 hits, 435 home runs, and 1,587 RBI.