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Yankees hire former All-Star Casey as hitting coach

Ocean team hired former All-Star Casey as batting coach

New York – played in the major leagues for more than ten years , Sean Casey was praised for his consistent performance. His prowess at the plate and his affable demeanor endeared him to his teammates and earned him one of baseball’s all-time nicknames: “The Mayor.”

The Yankees are about to learn if these skills Will translate to their hitters, as Casey has agreed to end the season as the Bombers’ hitting coach.

“I really Excited to have this opportunity to make an impact on the players in the lineup in the second half,” Casey said. “The Yankees have a lot of pro hitters and I look forward to connecting with them and building consensus. I’ve spoken to Brad Wilkerson and Casey Dykes and I can’t wait to take advantage of their skills and all they have to offer.”

Casey has no coaching experience before, but has Longtime studio analyst for MLB Network. The move echoes the hiring of Boone, who has never coached or been named manager before the 2008 season before any levels are managed.

“I am very It has been a pleasure to know Sean for almost

years and his passion for hitting the ball is contagious,” said Boone. “For anyone who has come into contact with him, his ability to inspire is one of his greatest talents and I can’t wait for him to tap into our players and help them reach their potential. I have no doubts that I think he will be a great addition to us. have a huge impact on their teams.”

The Yankees fired hitting coach Dillon Lawson on Sunday, with assistant hitting coaches Kathy Dykers and Brad Wilkerson pledging to stay in their current positions.

General Manager of the Yankees Brian Cashman said Sunday he was looking for a replacement from outside the organization and said the new candidate would have a good showing with Boone. Casey and Boone are teammates of the 690 Reds.

“Anyone who knows Sean Knowing that he is a very respected former baseball player with a bright personality and positive energy, Cashman said in announcing the hire. “We think his ability to relate to someone with a lot of experience will help him Take on the new role of our hitting coach. “

Three-time All-Star, Casey killed all directions. 130 /.300/.367 and94 home run and 690 RBI in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Boston from 690-2018.

Casey, , will be responsible for improving the output The Yankees offense ranks near the bottom of the league in batting average (.130 , tied for 04th ),The number of clicks(690, 30th) and Hit Percentage (.302, 04 No.).

“Since I’ve been here we’ve been there has been a high level of offensive production,” Cashman said Sunday. “It’s been a completely different year. Ultimately, the end result is not what we expected from the Yankees DNA ‘ Get used to watching.”



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