Boone has been rumored to be part of Cashman's longer list of those who piqued his interest, but he is going to be in the smaller group who gets an interview. Already considered for the opening, Wedge previously served as the manager of both the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners while Thomson is a senior member of the Yankees organization with 28 years of service time under his belt.
"I can't simulate what I do in NY and have the best kind of interview down here", general manager Brian Cashman told reporters when he arrived on Sunday night. There's no word on when exactly they will interview.
Boone played 12 seasons in the majors, and his most famous moment came as a Yankee, when he hit the ALCS Game 7 walk-off homer against the Red Sox in 2003. He is now the Giants' bench coach and helped San Francisco win three World Series as hitting coach.
Meulens came up through the Bombers' farm system and played in NY from 1989-93.
He has also coached for and managed Team Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, as well as Olympic competition.
The Yankees also reached out to Brad Ausmus, per Jon Heyman, but he'd like to take a year off from managing after being the Tigers skipper.