Yankees Pitching Coach Returns

NEW YORK (AP) – Pitching coach Dave Eiland has rejoined the

Yankees after taking nearly a month off to attend to what he

described as a personal private matter.

Eiland says he was able to keep up with the Yankees while he was

away. Starter A.J. Burnett in particular seemed to struggle, losing

all five starts since Eiland left June 4.

The Yankees' third-year pitching coach said he noticed something

Burnett was doing that may have been contributing to his struggles,

but declined to mention it, saying he wanted to broach the subject

with the pitcher first.

Eiland wouldn't elaborate on the reasons for his leave, but said

it was something that everyone goes through.


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