Monday, December 11, 2017
The Yankees will name Josh Bard as bench coach and Phil Nevin as third base coach Monday, according to a pair of sources with knowledge of the team’s personnel decisions. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the news hadn’t been announced publicly.
Bard, 38, spent the last two years as the Dodgers’ bullpen coach and the previous three years as a scout and a special assistant. He was teammates with manager Aaron Boone with the Indians in 2005.
Since his retirement, Nevin, 46, has managed in independent ball, Double-A, Triple-A and was the Giants’ third-base coach in 2017.
The Yankees were also expected to retain Mike Harkey as the club’s bullpen coach.
The trio will join pitching coach Larry Rothschild on the Yankees’ staff, supporting Boone, who has no coaching experience.
It’s unclear who will be the Yankees’ first base coach. They also haven’t named hitting coaches. Tony Pena, who also handled the catching coordinator duties, was the first base coach. Alan Cockrell (primary) and Marcus Thames (assistant) were the hitting coaches.
Not quite the major news that we saw on Friday night and Saturday morning, is it?
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