Yankees Bringing Back Entire Coaching Staff

According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the Yankees are bringing back their entire coaching staff from 2009. Earlier in the offseason we heard rumors that this was likely, but now it is official.

The coaches are Dave Eiland the pitching coach, Mike Harkey the bullpen coach, Mick Kelleher the first base coach, Kevin Long the hitting coach, Tony Pena the bench coach, and Rob Thomson the third base coach.

In other off the field moves, according to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Yankees are expected to bring former Padres GM Kevin Towers to the Bronx with no formal title. Meaning, Towers is still getting paid by the Padres who fired him and if he takes a title the Yankees would have to pick up his salary. Towers has said that he doesn’t want to sit in an office after being a GM for such a long time, 15 years, so this will give him some flexibility to fill a few hats.

He will probably have a more permanent role in 2011 whether that be with the Yankees or as GM of some other team. The Mets will probably have an opening soon.

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