Great story here and much like when BYB broke news about Clay Rapada, who's currently playing baseball for the Philippines in the World Baseball League, when he returns from Australia, he will be an assistant pitching coach for the San Francisco Giants Low-A club in Augusta. Read CLAY RAPADA IS NOW A PITCHING COACH! for more on that.
Anyway...Now comes word that the Yankees have hired their own pitcher to be an instructor. That's right, it's Armondo Galarraga.
Newsday's Eric Boland just tweeted this:
We love Boland here at BYB. He's got a good nugget here. NJ.com writes of the Galarraga:Armando Galarraga, he of the perfect game that was but suddenly wasn't, has joined the Yankees as a minor league pitching instructor— Erik Boland (@eboland11) February 11, 2016
"...Galarraga, 34, pitched six years in the big leagues (his last season was 2012) and finished with a 26-34 record and a 4.78 ERA. He bounced around a few international leagues before officially retiring last December. "
Now Galarraga will wear pinstripes as a coach for the New York Yankees. Pretty freaking cool.
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