Quick note, the Yankees fired some folks.
(In photo: Jeff Pentland)
Bullpen coach Gary Tuck was relieved of his duties as was one of the 2 headed hitting coach monsters... Jeff Pentland.
The New York Post writes:
"When the Yankees assemble in Tampa for spring training, they will have their third hitting coach in three years.
'I am not coming back,’ Jeff Pentland told The Post Sunday
from Arizona. 'When I signed, I was told it was probably a one-year
deal. That was always in the back of my mind, but we didn’t look too
good the last month. It’s the Yankees, that’s the best way to describe
it. I have no regrets.’
Pentland, 69, was told by GM Brian Cashman he wasn’t returning this
past week. Also not coming back is bullpen coach/catching instructor
(In photo: Gary Tuck)
You know what I like about those Pentland quotes? He knew that the job he did down the stretch for the Yankee hitters wasn't good enough and so, regardless of a 1 year deal, he knew the writing was on the wall. You gotta appreciate that.
Anyway, I wanted to at least share this. Big story. Let's see what the Yankees do next for a hitting coach. Do they just give the job to Alan Cockrell outright, or do they look for someone to co-coach again? We shall see.
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