Larry Rothschild will return as the Yankees’ pitching coach in 2018, regardless of who is hired as the club’s new manager, a source told MLB.com on Monday. The club has not confirmed.
The Yankees have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with pitching coach Larry Rothschild, confirming that manager Joe Girardi’s entire coaching staff will return for the 2017 season.
Dellin Betances received a brief pep talk on Friday from Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, who believes that the right-hander’s recent issues are most likely related to his heavy workload and not a larger concern of handling the pressure that accompanies big league closers.
Masahiro Tanaka has one tune-up start remaining before what is expected to be the second Opening Day assignment of his career, and Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild wants the right-hander to get back to trusting his stuff.
Masahiro Tanaka has said that he is responding well following offseason surgery to remove a bone spur in his pitching elbow, and in an even better sign for the Yankees, he doesn’t even think about his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament anymore.