Oct
31

Cashman: Still no update on status of coaching staff

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Via George King: Brian Cashman confirmed there is still no update on the status of Joe Girardi‘s coaching staff. Girardi signed a new deal a few weeks ago, but all of his coaches’ contracts expire at midnight tonight. “I wouldn’t say [what's going to happen], once the deals are done we will put out a release. I won’t say until it’s done,” said the GM.

The Yankees reportedly agreed to a new contract with pitching coach Larry Rothschild two weeks ago, but there haven’t been any updates and nothing has been made official. It’s been rumored that hitting coach Kevin Long could leave to join close friend Don Mattingly, either with the Dodgers or elsewhere if he winds up with another team. Third base coach Rob Thomson and Tony Pena seem to interview for managerial openings every winter (Thomson has already been connected to the Mariners). Bullpen coach Mike Harkey is one of Girardi’s closest friends and confidants, and he’s expected to return. Have to think this stuff will be taken care of relatively soon.

Categories : Asides, Coaching Staff

2 Comments»

  1. Darren says:

    Did it ever come out why Dave Eiland left the team/was let go? At the time, he seemed to be a succesful coach, so it seemed pretty weird.

  2. hornblower says:

    The news is that there is no news. Good start to the off season.

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