"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.
But that hasn't stopped some news of their plans from slipping out.
Aaron Boone and Hensley Meulens will be in the next wave of candidates interviewed to succeed Joe Girardi as Yankees manager, The Post has learned. Boone has no managerial or coaching experience and has been working as an ESPN analyst since retiring following the 2009 season.
Boone, 44, played 12 seasons in the majors for the Reds, Yankees, Indians, Marlins, Nationals and Astros. He can speak five languages including Spanish, Dutch, Papiamento and Japanese.
The 50-year-old native of Curaco was just promoted to bench coach of the Giants from hitting coach, and it is believed the highly-thought-of Meulens is being groomed to eventually follow three-time World Series champion Bruce Bochy as manager of the franchise. Also, Ken Rosenthal says the Yankees asked the Athletics for permission to interview their manager Bob Melvin, but the A's said no. WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman reported Monday that the team reached out to former Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus, but he indicated he'd like to take a year off from managing.