Via Andy Martino: The Yankees have hired former Pirates manager and Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin as a Major League scout. The 61-year-old was at the helm for Pittsburgh briefly in both 2005 and 2007, and he was by Charlie Manuel’s side in Philadelphia for the last four years. I don’t know much about Mackanin outside of the fact that he’s interviewed for a number of managerial openings (Red Sox, Cubs, Rockies) in recent years and is reportedly very highly regarded within the game. Good hire? Sure, why not.
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