Gene Monahan ill, will miss Spring Training


Via George A. King III, longtime Yankees’ trainer Gene Monahan is going to miss his first Spring Training in 48 years due to a “significant illness that possibly could sideline him for the beginning of the regular season.” Monahan is getting treatment now, which could last for several weeks. Assistant trainer Steve Donohue is going to fill in for the time being.

Get well soon, Gene. You’ll be missed.

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  1. Christos says:

    The trainer missing time with illness, a touch of irony in there

  2. Drew says:

    Oh no. Get well soon.

  3. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Just rub some dirt on it, Monahan.

  4. This guy lacks grit. They should promote Gardner!

  5. mikeymike says:

    Get well Gene!!!!!!!

  6. bexarama says:

    :( ! Get well soon, Gene.

  7. Mr.Jigginz says:

    Get well soon,Gene…(Not that he’ll read this or anything,but…)

  8. Jarvis Potter III says:

    Steve Donohue is really gonna have to step up his game, replacing a HOF trainer is never easy.

  9. Angelo says:


  10. JSquared says:

    Get well soon Gene.

  11. Nickel says:

    How long has Gene been the trainer? I feel like I remember him always being around ever since I started watching Yankee games in 1985.

    It almost feels like they hired him and Bob Sheppard in a package deal.

  12. jramey says:

    we need you gene..

  13. scoopemup says:

    God Bless and get healthy soon.

  14. MikeD says:

    He’s been the Yankees head trainer since 1973, although he’s been part of the Yankee organization in some capacity since 1962, when he served as bat boy and club house attendant. After high school he did time in the Yankee minor leagues, before joining the big club again in the late 60s.

    I hope this isn’t as bad as it sounds. I read an article where Monahan said he was “battling” the situation. Sounds like cancer, but let’s hope not.

    He’s been around so long for now that he’s a newer version of Pete Sheehy. And if you don’t know who Sheehy was, study up on your Yankee history!


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