According to multiple sources, Kevin Long and the Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal that runs concurrent with the pact manager Joe Girardi recently signed.
Long, the hitting coach whose three-year deal worth about $1.2 million expired yesterday, will receive a raise. Next season will be Long’s sixth handling Yankees hitters.
Great news. Long has been an extremely positive influence with the Yankees. He has gotten a lot out of his hitters and may have salvaged the Curtis Granderson trade for them. This one was really a no brainer. If anything it wasn’t long enough.
In the report King also said that the Yankees are looking to re-sign the rest of their coaching staff and expect everyone else to come back. Tony Pena has been linked to a couple of different managerial openings, but so far it looks like he is coming back to the Bronx.