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1 month ago  ::  Nov 11, 2019 - 4:09PM #1
laurenfrances
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Yankees To Name Carlos Mendoza Bench Coach



The Yankees are engineering a change in their bench coach position, according to Sweeny Murti if WFAN (Twitter link). Carlos Mendoza will slide over from his infield coach role to take over for Josh Bard, who has been relieved of his duties.



In other news involving the staff under manager Aaron Boone, the Yankees are expected to bring on Matt Blake as pitching coach and Tanner Swanson as catching coach. Both hirings were previously reported; ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reported Blake’s addition (Twitter link), as we previously covered, while Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage tweeted that Swanson was hired away from the Twins.


Mendoza had worked in his prior role for the past two seasons and obviously impressed the organization. The 39-year-old never cracked the majors as a player but now seems in line for a lengthier tenure as a coach. Bard initially stepped into the bench coach role at the same time Mendoza and Boone first joined the Yankees. The former big-league backstop previously spent time with the Dodgers organization, including one campaign as bullpen coach, after the end of his playing career.



Mendoza has been with the Yankees organization for 11 years, the past two as quality control and infield coach. The native of Venezuela also held several positions in the minor leagues, including as manager of the Gulf Coast League Yankees (Rookie League) and Charleston RiverDogs (Single-A).




The Yankees also have reportedly hired Tanner Swanson as catching coach, replacing Jason Brown. Tanner Swanson was currently the MiLB Catching Coordinator for the Minnesota Twins. Renowned as one of the top catching instructors in the country....www.d1catching.com/about/


1 month ago  ::  Nov 11, 2019 - 7:23PM #2
Secretagent
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Nov 11, 2019 -- 4:09PM, laurenfrances wrote:


Yankees To Name Carlos Mendoza Bench Coach



The Yankees are engineering a change in their bench coach position, according to Sweeny Murti if WFAN (Twitter link). Carlos Mendoza will slide over from his infield coach role to take over for Josh Bard, who has been relieved of his duties.



In other news involving the staff under manager Aaron Boone, the Yankees are expected to bring on Matt Blake as pitching coach and Tanner Swanson as catching coach. Both hirings were previously reported; ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reported Blake’s addition (Twitter link), as we previously covered, while Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage tweeted that Swanson was hired away from the Twins.


Mendoza had worked in his prior role for the past two seasons and obviously impressed the organization. The 39-year-old never cracked the majors as a player but now seems in line for a lengthier tenure as a coach. Bard initially stepped into the bench coach role at the same time Mendoza and Boone first joined the Yankees. The former big-league backstop previously spent time with the Dodgers organization, including one campaign as bullpen coach, after the end of his playing career.



Mendoza has been with the Yankees organization for 11 years, the past two as quality control and infield coach. The native of Venezuela also held several positions in the minor leagues, including as manager of the Gulf Coast League Yankees (Rookie League) and Charleston RiverDogs (Single-A).




The Yankees also have reportedly hired Tanner Swanson as catching coach, replacing Jason Brown. Tanner Swanson was currently the MiLB Catching Coordinator for the Minnesota Twins. Renowned as one of the top catching instructors in the country....www.d1catching.com/about/






What they need is to fire the coach in charge of training, conditioning lol.  They can move the rest of the deck chairs around to bring in more Boone yes-men, it is not likely to make any appreciable difference imo.

1 month ago  ::  Nov 11, 2019 - 7:31PM #3
chl45
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To be honest, this is about the 2nd time I have heard either of those names mentioned anywhere. Wouldn't know either of them from a box of rocks. SO what was Bard doing wrong was he giving Boone the analytic pages out of numerical order?Wink

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