Yankees Interviewed Harkey and Patterson Yesterday, More Coming

Via Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger:

Cashman interviewed [Mike Harkey] and [Gil Patterson] for the pitching coach opening. But he expects there to be a larger pool of candidates.

These were the first two interviews the Yankees have conducted for their vacant pitching coach job. We know that Scott Aldred, their current triple-A pitching coach is up for an interview soon, but beyond that the rest of the candidates are just rumors.

Rick Peterson, the current Brewers pitching coach, is a possibility. The Brewers have just replaced their manager and don’t know yet if they are going to bring Peterson back.

Leo Mazzone has said publicly that he would like the job, but the Yankees don’t seem interested. There was an incident in 2006 where the Yankees felt like he used them to get a better deal with the Orioles and have since soured on him. It’s possible they could change their minds and interview him.

The Yankees asked the White Sox permission to speak with their pitching coach Don Cooper, but were denied. Dave Righetti still has another year on his contract with the Giants.

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One Response to Yankees Interviewed Harkey and Patterson Yesterday, More Coming

  1. smurfy says:

    I'm thinkimg Mr. Patterson needs a try, and nice of you, Rob, to note Dave Ricketti has one year left on his prior commitment. Dave was ready to relieve as need be, before, like a hero.