The Yankees have added a new member to their coaching staff.
New York is bringing in Brad Ausmus to take over as Aaron Boone‘s next bench coach, replacing new Mets manager Carlos Mendoza, according to reports from SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino.
Ausmus has connections to the Yankees organization, having been drafted by the team in the 1987 MLB Draft. He spent five seasons in the system before moving on to the Rockies in the expansion draft without reaching the majors.
Throughout his 18-year MLB career, Ausmus played for the Padres, Astros, Tigers, and Dodgers, retiring in 2010 with one All-Star appearance and three Gold Glove awards.
After retiring, Ausmus quickly transitioned into an executive role with the Padres before becoming the Tigers manager in 2014. He later joined the Angels as a special assistant, eventually becoming the team’s manager for a single year.
Following a two-year break, Ausmus served as the bench coach for the Athletics last season. Now, he joins the Yankees as they seek to return to the postseason after a challenging year.
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