After much deliberation, the New York Yankees have reportedly found a replacement for Joe Girardi.
The organization will name former major-league infielder Aaron Boone as the 33rd manager in team history, according to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News.
It came down to a choice between Boone and San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, who both reportedly left good impressions in their respective interviews. The Yankees also met with Los Angeles Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward, former major-league manager Eric Wedge, longtime bench coach Rob Thomson, and the recently retired Carlos Beltran.
Thomson meanwhile, a member of the Yankees organization since 1989, is expected to be named bench coach of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Shortly after his retirement in 2010, Boone joined ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" as an analyst and color commentator, a position he's served since. He has no former coaching or managerial experience at any level.
Boone is widely recognized for his dramatic, walk-off home run off Boston Red Sox right-hander Tim Wakefield in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series.