Beltran to interview for Yankees' manager position

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[November 29, 2017]    The Sports Xchange

Carlos Beltran will have an opportunity to wear the pinstripes again as the former New York Yankees outfielder will interview for the team's manager position on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

 

Beltran told multiple outlets earlier this month that he would be interested in interviewing for the job. It will be the 40-year-old's first coaching or managerial interview of any kind.

The Yankees' position became available after Joe Girardi was dismissed on Oct. 26. Girardi concluded a four-year, $16 million contract with the Yankees, who fell one win shy of advancing to the World Series -- losing Game 7 of the American League Championship Series to Beltran and the Houston Astros.

Beltran announced his retirement earlier this month after the Astros won the World Series. He will be the sixth person to interview for the Yankees' managerial opening, joining Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, former Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge, San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward and ESPN analyst Aaron Boone.

Beltran played parts of three seasons in the Bronx from 2014-16, batting .270 with 56 homers and 180 RBIs.

A nine-time All-Star, Beltran batted .279 with 435 homers, 2,725 hits, 1,587 RBIs and 1,582 runs scored in 2,586 games while playing for seven different teams. He began his career with the Kansas City Royals in 1998 before playing for the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers and Giants.

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