Via George King, the Yankees have hired Drew Henson as a minor league coach with the rookie ball club in Tampa. The 32-year-old had been working in financial planning, but he is currently assisting with Instructional League and will join the organization full-time next year.
Henson, as you probably know, was once a big-time prospect with the Yankees who managed to flame out of both baseball and football. Baseball America ranked him as the ninth best prospect in the game prior to 2002, and he was supposed to be the club’s long-term solution at third base. George Steinbrenner paid Henson multiple multi-million dollar bonuses to stay away from football, but all he got in return was one single in nine big league plate appearances.