However, it was a tumultuous time for the organization with significant front office turnover and a lack of talent on the field.
Wedge likely interviewed on Thursday, and is believed to be the second candidate the club has formally interviewed. Bench coach Rob Thomson is the only candidate to do so at this time.
Given that he has no managing experience, Boone would be an interesting choice to lead a team that just reached the 2017 American League Championship Series.
Wedge managed in the major leagues for 10 seasons, compiling a 774-846 record (.478) record in stints with the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners.
It seemed safe to assume the Yankees had someone in mind to replace Girardi before deciding not to bring him back.
He was an ESPN analyst in 2014 and 2015 and has spent the last two seasons as a player development adviser with Toronto. He was not retained following the Yankees' loss in the ALCS. He played just part of a season in The Bronx, but hit one of the most famous homers in franchise history, when he sent the Yankees to the 2003 World Series with a game-winning homer off Tim Wakefield in the bottom of the 11th of Game 7 of the ALCS to beat the Red Sox.