Yankees sign Pete Mackanin as a major league scout

The Yankees have signed a former Pirates and Reds manager Pete Mackanin as a major league scout, according to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News.

Mackanin was most recently a bench coach with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2009 until this offseason when they decided not to renew his contract. He had a couple brief stints as a major league manager before that once with the Pirates in 2005 and then with the Reds in 2007. He never actually managed an entire season in either case, even though he had a 41-39 record as the Reds manager.

He also played back in the 70′s and early 80′s for the Rangers, Expos, Phillies, and Twins. He was an infielder and finished with a 65 OPS+.

With his resume it seems likely that he could have landed another coaching job probably even a job managing in the minors (again) so this is a solid get for the Yankees. He interviewed for the Red Sox manager position last offseason.

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