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Luis Rojas is a strong candidate to be the New York Yankees’ next third-base coach.

The New York Yankees are close to hiring former New York Mets manager Luis Rojas as their next third-base coach.

According to Joel Sherman of The New York Post, Rojas got on well with manager Aaron Boone during his interview.

Rojas was 103-119 in two years with the Mets. He was fired at the end of the season and could now succeed Phil Nevin, Boone’s longtime friend, as third base coach. The Yankees were thrown out at home plate an MLB-worst 22 times in 2021, and there’s hope hiring Luis Rojas will curb those mistakes.

In the meantime, the Yankees still need to hire a hitting coach and first base coach. Stay tuned to ESNY for further updates.

Josh Benjamin is a Bronx native who lives and breathes the New York Yankees despite being born into a family full of Mets fans. He is the MLB Editor at RealSport and considers himself a student of the game. When not writing, he can be found either at Yankee Stadium or deep in discussion with his fellow sports nuts.