Carlos Beltran Interviews For Yankees Manager

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Published on November 30 2017 6:24 am
Last Updated on November 30 2017 6:25 am

By ESPN

NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran has interviewed to become manager of the New York Yankees, four weeks after the final game of his 20-year major league career.

"This is not something that you can turn away from," Beltran said, according to MLB.com. "These types of opportunities, especially one with the Yankees, they don't come very often. I'm committed for the job, there's no doubt about that, and excited if I get the opportunity. I would love to manage. I would love to give back to the game."

Beltran, 40, was a nine-time All-Star and played for the Yankees from 2014 to 2016. Though he does not have managerial experience, he mentored young teammates during his final seasons as a player, when he often was a designated hitter.

Beltran won his first World Series title this season with Houston, and Astros manager A.J. Hinch credited Beltran's clubhouse presence with steadying the team during its seven-game win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Beltran met with team officials Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

"It's been a good interview," Beltran said. "At the beginning, it's a little bit overwhelming. It's a lot of information that you have to digest. Most importantly, the part that we're discussing is an opportunity to be a manager and to manage a team that has so much tradition. It really motivates me to do well."

Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge, San Francisco bench coach Hensley Meulens, former big league third baseman Aaron Boone and Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward previously interviewed.