Yankees Announce Aaron Boone’s Teaching Employees For 2018

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The Yankees confirmed Aaron Boone’s teaching employees Monday forward of his first season as supervisor.

Josh Bard, an Ithica, NY native who’s a former teammate of Boone’s, will function the workforce’s bench coach after spending 5 seasons with the Dodgers.

Larry Rothschild returns because the Yankees’ pitching coach, his eighth season serving the workforce in that position.

Bullpen pitching coach Mike Harkey additionally returns, getting into his ninth season within the the place he held from 2008-13 and 2016-17.

Marcus Thames shall be promoted to hitting coach after two seasons as assistant hitting coach. P.J. Pilitter, who has spent six seasons teaching within the Yankees’ minor league system, will take over Thames’ outdated position.

Phil Nevin will take over third base teaching duties after serving in that position for the Giants final season.

Reggie Willits will function the workforce’s first base coach after three years because the workforce’s minor league outfield/baserunning coordinator, whereas infield teacher Carlos Mendoza additionally makes his debut on the massive league employees in what shall be his 10th season with the group.

Jason Brown, who was the workforce’s bullpen catcher a 12 months in the past, would be the workforce’s catching coach, Radley Haddad retaining his position as bullpen catcher.

On the spot replay coordinator Brett Weber additionally returns. He has typically sturdy leads to that capability, though he was concerned in Joe Girardi’s mistake to not problem a Lonnie Chisenhall hit-by-pitch that arrange a Francisco Lindor grand slam in Recreation 2 of the ALDS in opposition to the Indians.

“I screwed up,” Girardi later stated of the blunder, refusing to throw his replay man underneath the bus. “I feel you may second-guess tourself. However right here’s the method that I’m going via. Brett Weber has been so good at what he does that when he tells me one thing’s not inconclusive, I consider him, as a result of he’s so good.”


Prime Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres is prepared for subsequent season.

The infielder, who missed the second half of final season following Tommy John surgical procedure, instructed MLB.com his arm is feeling good.

“Tremendous excited. Proper now I really feel fairly good,” Torres stated. “Final 12 months I missed plenty of months of my season, however now I am excited to come back to work and ensure my arm and every little thing feels proper, 100 p.c once more, and play the sport.”

Torres, who’s ranked the fifth-best MLB prospect by MLB Pipeline, hit .287 with seven residence runs in 55 video games in 2017 earlier than his season was minimize brief.

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