Larry Rothschild, the long-time Yankees pitching coach, is being removed as the first significant move of this Yankees offseason, The Post has learned.
Rothschild had been the Yankees pitching coach since 2011. The team was expected to make an announcement about the decision as early as Monday. Rothschild was Joe Girardi’s pitching coach for the Yankees from 2011-17. Girardi was to be introduced at a press conference as the Phillies’ manager on Monday. So a reunion is possible.
But Rothschild did not jump. He had a year left on his three-year contract. He loved being the Yankees pitching coach. But the Yankees are moving more and more toward a more analytic/technological mode in developing their pitchers and preparing them for games.
Rothschild was not resistant to modernity — he used the newer age items as part of his prep work. However, he was considerably more old school than new school.
Amid many injuries, the Yankees produced a 4.31 ERA during the regular season, 14th in the majors. They had a 2.87 ERA in the playoffs, but it wasn’t enough for the Yanks to get over the hump and back into the World Series.
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