Monday, October 25, 2010

Yankees fire Dave Eiland - By Andrew Marchand ESPN

Yankees fire Dave Eiland By Andrew Marchand


NEW YORK -- In the wake of the disappointing end to New York's season, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has fired pitching coach Dave Eiland.

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"I'm not going into any detail about what the reasons were," Cashman said on Monday.

Cashman said it had nothing to do with how poorly the Yankees pitched in the American League Championship Series, where they were eliminated by the Texas Rangers in six games. Cashman termed the decision a "private" one.

Toward the end of the first half, Eiland missed nearly a month with an undisclosed personal problem. Eiland's absence coincided with the downfall of A.J. Burnett's season.

Cashman said he thinks Eiland will get another job in the majors as a pitching coach.
Cashman is planning to start negotiations with the agent for manager Joe Girardi on Tuesday. The plan is to sign Girardi to a new contract, and then the Yankees will figure out who will replace Eiland.

Andrew Marchand covers the Yankees for

1 comment:

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