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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Report: Yankees fire pitching coach Larry Rothschild

New York Yankees

The New York Yankees’ first meaningful offseason move is to make a change to their coaching staff.

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees will part ways with pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

Rothschild had been the Yankees’ pitching coach since 2011. That’s a long time to stick in one position in the sport, and the Yankees clearly felt things had gotten stale. Despite winning 103 games, the Yankees sat firmly in the middle of the road statistically with a 4.31 team ERA. Their starters in particular underwhelmed, going through one stretch that was so bad that Rothschild publicly took the blame for their issues.

Another reason for Rothschild’s removal, according to Sherman, is that he was more old school and did not entirely adapt to the team’s preference to use more “new-age” strategies.

Joe Girardi, who originally hired Rothschild, just found a new job. Rothschild may just follow him there now that his Yankee obligations are finished.

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