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Yankees expected to hire Sean Casey as hitting coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Yankees are hoping that this new hire will spark their bats. The Yankees are expected to hire MLB Network Analyst Sean Casey as their new hitting coach.

Casey will debut in the role after the All-Star Break. According to New York Post’s Jon Heyman, the team will give Casey the rest of the season.

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This will give General Manager Brian Cashman and Manager Aaron Boone time to evaluate his work. They hope that he will turn around their bats, who have struggled this season.

On Sunday, the Yankees fired former hitting coach Dillon Lawson. He had parts of two seasons in the role.

Lawson, who had been a part of the organization since 2018, was promoted to their hitting coach after the 2021 season.

Before being hired by the Yankees in the role, Lawson worked in college baseball, independent baseball, or minor league baseball.

Aaron Judge leads the team with a .291 batting average. Ben Rortvedt is second with a .286 batting average. All other batters have a .257 batting average or lower.

Gleyber Torres leads the team with 84 hits. Judge leads the team with 19 home runs on 51 hits.

Casey has not been a hitting coach before. Nor has he been a coach in any role since retiring as a Major League Baseball player after the 2008 season.

Outside of being an analyst for the MLB Network, he also served as a broadcaster for the Boston Red Sox in 2009 and the Cincinnati Reds in 2011.

“The Mayor” played in MLB from 1997 through 2008. He was a career .302 batter.

He was a three-time All-Star, who played for the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburg Pirates, Detroit Tigers, and the Red Sox. The New Jersey native is also a part of the Reds Hall of Fame.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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