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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 has been a staff writer at ESNY since 2018. He has had opinions about everything, especially the Yankees and Knicks. He co-hosts the “Bleacher Creatures” podcast and is always looking for new pieces of sports history to uncover, usually with a Yankee Tavern chicken parm sub in hand.