The New York Yankees have signed pitching coach Larry Rothschild to a one-year extension for the 2017 season.
The New York Yankees‘ PR Department has announced that pitching coach Larry Rothschild has been signed to a one-year deal.
This season will be Rothschild’s seventh year with the team coming off a year in which the Yankees’ staff ranked seventh in the American League in earned run average (4.16) while setting a franchise record in strikeouts (1,393).
Additionally, the staff’s batting average against (.248) and OPS against (.734) were fourth and fifth in the AL while home runs surrendered (214) was the second-most.
In Brian Cashman’s “State Of The Yankees” press conference, he mentioned how he wants to make zero coaching changes and that manager Joe Girardi’s contract will be played out until the end of 2017.
Rothschild — who will be in his 43rd year as a player, coach, or manager— was the only coach on the Yankees’ staff with an expiring contract.
The @Yankees have signed Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild to a one-year contract for 2017, which will be his seventh season in the role.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) October 7, 2016
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